The Lost World of Typewriters
Kanchana Doraiswamy
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Great article! Back in the day, I made history — at least within my friends circle in school — when I got a diploma in typing (40 wpm) before my secondary school certificate (i.e. Class 10). That’s proved to be a great asset in my subsequent career in the IT industry. I still remember a line by an ex SUN CEO — Bob Schwartz was his name, I think — in a business book in the late 1980s: The future CEO must have at least 100 wpm typing speed. In today’s day of social networking where the keyboard has replaced the tongue as the most popular instrument of communication, typing is a premium skill.

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