How to Type in 1916

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How to Type in 1916

The typewriter, children, was a world-changing idea. Back in the 19th Century, writer Mark Twain embraced the new technology: and then cursed at it. Those infernal machines were hard to operate. PeopleWomen (mostly) had to go to school to learn how. In fact, they used to teach it in schools. There were books. Full disclosure: Your Editor, a self-taught typist, first learned from a typing book. And then relearned computer keyboarding from a tutorial program aimed at fourth-graders. It's surprisingly effective.

Want to practice? Take a gander at Rational Typewriting. The illustrations are fun, and if you ever get a Remington 10, you'll be in business.

How to Type in 1916A Remington 10 keyboard layout in 1916
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