Sunday, January 20, 2008

I've Never Been 40,123rd Before

I tried and tried and tried, but I couldn't beat Cally's 79wpm, or Lily's whopping 109wpm (I think she must have fifteen fingers, or something).

I tend to slouch in my chair, back straight, legs out-stretched, shoulders horribly curved. Sitting thus, I reached 61wpm. Right, I thought. I sat up, pushed my sleeves up, straightened my back (to the vertical rather than 45°) and poised myself like a concert pianist about to start Schubert's third. The result? 59.

I went back to slouching, and reached:








With no passes!
PS @ 2.15pm: Make that 76wpm!!! [slaps hand] Now get some writing done, or I'll send you to do the ironing.

This puts me in position 40,123, and made me wonder how fast no.1 can type. I found lots of videos of geeks typing really fast, but they were really boring. So, see this instead (33secs).

11 comments:

CTaylor said...

Ha! Sucked in! It's so addictive isn't it? I think it's probably quite good for us to practice - a bit like brain training between the brain and the fingers! That video is ASTONISHING!

JJ said...

Oh lordy, they must get out even less than I do!

I will not try the type test again.
I will not try the type test again.
I will not try the type test again.

JJx

SpiralSkies said...

Cor, she must have REALLY rubbery fingers...

X

KAREN CLARKE said...

What the..??? That's incredible!

I'm not doing the typing test any more. Started off well (76wpm) got worse each time. I'll be down to minus figures if I carry on...

HelenMH said...

I'm not even going to try this! I know I'll be crap and don't need yet another reason to feel inadequate!!

Leigh said...

Cally - Utterly hooked! But am now typing more quickly for the benefit of practice! And the Japanese do have a penchant for odd TV, don't they?

JJ - Oh, go on...just once more!

Jen - Makes you wonder how boring her job must be, to get so fast at something like that...

Karen - Ah, that's okay. If that happens, just dictate your work, send the audio file to Cally/Lily, and (if you ask nicely) she might type it up with one hand, while writing her own stuff with the other!

Helen - I know what you're really trying to tell us is that you are the only one who has a life!

Sue said...

Came to visit your blog out of curiosity :-) I love the title. Evidently you're a kindred spirit...

What a fun test. I managed 92 on my fourth attempt (79 on first, then two 91s... decided 92 was enough and that I wouldn't make 100).

Leigh said...

Hello Sue!!!
How did you manage to stop at only four goes, though? This test has been a terrible source of time-wasting all week!

Debs said...

I managed 78wpm on my fourth attempt, how depressing. I used to be so much faster. Such fun though, now I have to get on with what I should be doing.

Sue said...

Well, I did try again and eventually made 102. But I know when to quit when I'm ahead... too many other good places to procrastinate anyway!

Leigh said...

Don't get depressed about 78wpm, Debs... that's better than my very best!

Sue - 102? Well, what can I say? Can you actually see your fingers moving, or are they just a blur?