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From: Oren Levy
Subject: Your page is 10/10 !
Date: Wed, 4 Jul 2001 10:32:58 +0200
"Typing with All Ten Fingers" tips is very usefully and I want to ask
you if you have any program that can help more foe blind typing ?
From: Barbara Petr
Subject: Your web page on typing
Date: Wed, 4 Jul 2001 06:45:43 -0400
Hello-I'm a high school English teacher from Baltimore, Maryland. You
asked for feedback on your web page regarding touch typing. I wanted
you to know that I've been surfing the net for the past two hours, and
yours is the first page that succinctly describes the pros of touch
typing in one page--plus a wonderful graphic.
If you don't mind, I plan to use the page, minus a few of the side
comments, for my Computer I typing class next semester. Your page gives
good reasoning to the students for learning touch typing, along with a
sense of humor. I think the students will enjoy reading it!
Thanks so much for the time you took to create it!
English and Technology Teacher
From: Marc Pieret
Subject: azerty schedule
Date: Sun, 26 Aug 2001 18:37:27 +0200
Thanks for your clear explanation.
Would the same exist for an azerty keyboard.
Date: Wed, 10 Apr 2002 16:51:19 EDT
I was going thru your typing with all 10 fingers page. Its nice but no where
you have mentioned, which finger to be used for which key. I want to learn
typing, if you could specify this information then your page will be very use
Date: Mon, 20 May 2002 14:43:37 -0700
From: G. Dunbar
I'm one of those "6 fingered typists" who finally decided to bite the
bullet and learn the right way. Your page was very iniformative and
helpful to me. Thanks for taking the time to do it and for reassuring me
that it's okay to peek.
From: izzet fresko
Subject: typing with ten fingers
Date: Sun, 18 Aug 2002 17:01:38 +0300
Dear Mr. Berg,
Your web site is useful indeed. I am practising the method. And it is
definitely simpler than I thouht. Thank you
From: Paolo Palazzi
Subject: Your page on 10 fingers typing.
Date: Wed, 11 Sep 2002 12:37:27 +0200
I hope your e-mail address is still valid (your web pages disappeared from the
server where I first found them...).
I am one of your "disciples" in 10 fingers typing. I always wanted to learn
it, but got bored by silly exercises every time...
Also, I could practice during vacations and week-ends, but - when back to work
(I am a UNIX sys admin) - I had to type fast... ruining everything!
So I liked your "exercise-less" approach, and here I am, typing at reasonable
speed after one month (but beginnings were horrible...).
Unfortunately, the speed I developed over time with my own "no-method" was
very high (far higher than many 10 fingers typist, according to them) and it
will probably take some time to get back to that using the correct fingers...
However, what pushed me was the ability to watch the screen while typing (I
sometimes found an error after 30-40 characters...).
In short: I like your method, and I made just one modification to it: while
practicing the inital phase, I found very useful to have a paper drawing of
my keyboard next to the keyboard itself. (something similar to the Sun
keyboard image you have on your web page)
This way, when you have to look up a key which is in the lower part of the
keyboard, you don't have to move away the hands from it (because they are
possibily hiding that key).
This allows the hands to spend more time in the "basic" position.
From: John L. Dickinson
Subject: 10 key typing
Date: Fri, 13 Dec 2002 20:57:11 -0700
I had a hard time finding a page that showed which keys should be used by
which finger until I found your page at
You did a very nice job of explaining how to touch type on one page. I am
trying to get a fellow at work to start touch typing and he needs to know
that he can start simply, including looking. I think your page is just what
You say the "b" is advisable to hit with the right finger. I learned to use
my left hand for that key and it looks like your graphic shows it assigned
to the left hand too.
After suggesting this fellow get started touch typing, I realized that I
didn't touch type the numbers and many special characters. My excuse for
the special characters is that I've used a zillion keyboards and each one
has them in a different spot. Well, now I've been using the IBM "Enhanced"
101 keyboard since 1987, so I decided that maybe it was time to really be
sure I could touch type all the numbers and special keys. I wasn't even
sure which fingers to use for the numbers so I went looking for it on the
web. Yours was the first page I found.
I'll have to slow down and think to determine which of the numbers and
special characters I am not using the correct finger for!
Date: Sun, 19 Jan 2003 22:32:19 +0200
Subject: How is your typing going?
I have read your page about typing with 10 fingers. I am currently using 6-7
fingers to type and the speed is way to slow. Just did a test and scored 35
wpm. Have you made tests on your typing speed before and after switching to 10
I have ordered a new keyboard for myself at work and home because of pain in my
hands and shoulder. (http://www.beaco.se/prod_ergosplit.htm) Have used MS
natural keyboards for about 4yrs now but they are not that good (for me
anyway). My plan is to learn typing the proper way with the new keyboard.
I can type without looking at the keyboard and use about 6-7 fingers so I
believe the effort to learn 10finger typing should not be that big.
Would be nice to hear how your typing has progressed.
J Dahlblom (programmer)
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