Typing Without Training Wheels

When you learn to ride a bike, you start with training wheels.  Over time, you learn to ride without the training wheels, so you take them off. 

If you really want to be a good typist, you ultimately need to get rid of your training wheels – the backspace key.  Sounds absurd, right?  Try it.  You’ll be amazed at how quickly you can become a better typist.  At home I have a special keyboard driver which allows me to change it.  I mapped my backspace to ‘x’.  But I don’t have that ability here at work….  I’ll have to figure it out somehow.

There is a secondary effect as well.  I find that by not having a backspace option, I think more about what I write before I write it.  I can’t tell if I’ll be a better author or code writer without the backspace key, but you’ll know I’m more deliberate.

I know, you think I’m crazy.  Try it!

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