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Compared to my immediate peers, my typing

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Is faster overall, despite need to correct more errors
  3327 votes / 18%
Is both faster overall and freer of errors
  6326 votes / 35%
Seems to be similar in speed and error rate
  3046 votes / 17%
Is freer of errors but slower
  836 votes / 4%
Is slower and has more errors
  1483 votes / 8%
I don't type
  254 votes / 1%
I have no immediate peers!
  2544 votes / 14%
17816 total votes.
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Compared to my immediate peers, my typing

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  • by dkleinsc (563838) on Thursday February 21, 2013 @09:34AM (#42965903) Homepage

    That's because of the Dunning-Kreuger Effect. In a similar vein, approximately 93% of Americans think they're above-average drivers.

  • by Anonymous Coward on Thursday February 21, 2013 @09:49AM (#42966029)

    >>Yeah, secretaries do type, but that's hardly their main job this century, and it really wasn't their job during the 90s either except for a few who had old-fogey bosses (of whatever age.)

    Funny you should mention old-fogey bosses. I find, as a attorney, that a vast number of older lawyers* still have their secretaries print out their email so they can read it, and then they dictate a response. It's both amusing and creepy at the same time.

    *"older" can mean anywhere from 50s to 90s in this context. One of the interesting things about the legal profession is that, quite often, if you enjoy the work, you're free to do it right up until the day you die. I have to admit, that was one of the draws for me. I know I'll slow down and diminish the workload when I get up there in age, but there's nothing worse than feeling useless and unneeded.

  • by peon_a-z,A-Z,0-9$_+! (2743031) on Thursday February 21, 2013 @10:28AM (#42966493)

    I, for one, tell people that my large amount of PC gaming (according to my parent's) on our dial-up internet connection is the primary reason that I can type both "fast" (80-100 wpm sustained depending on the application) and free of errors.

    When all you have is a dial-up connection and the family computer, you can't communicate via any other method than typing really fast. Having the ability to quickly and accurately tell my friend he's battlefield information was a priceless skill.

Elegance and truth are inversely related. -- Becker's Razor


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