As I type I am loving the sensation of seeing words appear as my fingers move apparently randomly across the keyboard, I am a proud touch typist. However I am embarassed to admit that as I taught myself from a school textbook, borrowed from the library, I don’t type with the little finger on my right hand. This is simply because I didn’t complete the programme. I ran out of steam. I am sure I would be a lot more accurate if I actually made myself use it to cover letters like p, and the . but most of the time I let my ring finger handle it. What can I say? I start a lot better than I finish…
I have a similar problem with playing piano.
It’s a shame burnt sienna didn’t learn to use a dictionary at school, "cariculum"??? ;-)
i had to take touch typing when i was 16 as part of our school cariculum, and am also a proud touch typist. though, i also use my ring finger for ‘p’ simply because my little finger is too short and if i reach for the ‘p’ with the little finger, the rest of my fingers go out of line and i start making mistakes.
my other typing issue, as i’m sure you’ve noticed, is that i hardly use capital letters. this is for 3 diverse reasons. 1. reaching for the shift key stops my typing flow, and by the time i’ve got the capital, i’ve forgotten what i wanted to say (really really bad memory) 2. i’ve had times where i didn’t have much movement in my hands, so capitals didn’t seem as important as just communicating in print, so it’s hard to shake the habit and 3. when i was 18 i got into chatting online a lot, and didn’t want to have to bother to stretch for ‘shift’. it’s just faster.
old habits die hard i guess. (by the way, i make an extra effort with caps when writing something official.)