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Posted: 11/22/2012 8:31:26 AM EST
Just an interesting poll.
Link Posted: 11/22/2012 8:32:49 AM EST

IBTP.

Typewriter? Both manual and electric.

Hell, I've used a keypunch!


Link Posted: 11/22/2012 8:33:15 AM EST
IBTP and yes.
Link Posted: 11/22/2012 8:33:35 AM EST
Nope
Link Posted: 11/22/2012 8:33:37 AM EST
I still have two Smith Corona cartridge types. I'm 51 and remember typing classes in high school.

Chris
Link Posted: 11/22/2012 8:33:40 AM EST
Had typing class in 10th grade. On an IBM.
Link Posted: 11/22/2012 8:33:44 AM EST
That's what I learned to type on in Jr. High.
Link Posted: 11/22/2012 8:33:52 AM EST
Ibtp and yes, though not for a long while.
Link Posted: 11/22/2012 8:34:04 AM EST
Link Posted: 11/22/2012 8:34:17 AM EST
Yes I still have to use one a good bit at work to type in stuff on the back of car titles and fill in some blanks on contracts.
Link Posted: 11/22/2012 8:35:30 AM EST
Yep. My daughter was reading one of my college term papers and cracking up over all the White-Out.
Link Posted: 11/22/2012 8:36:43 AM EST
This winters project.

Leaned on a typewriter. Typed quite a bit on one before computers were affordable.
Link Posted: 11/22/2012 8:37:56 AM EST
Had to learn one to get through my Radioman A school in the Navy.
Link Posted: 11/22/2012 8:39:08 AM EST
Took typing classes in high school.
Link Posted: 11/22/2012 8:40:01 AM EST
I learned to type on one, and we always had one around the house when I was a kid.
Link Posted: 11/22/2012 8:40:12 AM EST
Link Posted: 11/22/2012 8:40:20 AM EST
Learned on one.
Link Posted: 11/22/2012 8:40:32 AM EST



Link Posted: 11/22/2012 8:40:47 AM EST
My department still had them in use when I retired this past May.
Link Posted: 11/22/2012 8:40:56 AM EST
Took Typing in high school (early 90s).

I own a 50s vintage portable typewriter, my parents have one from the 1920's.

Still can't type worth a shit. Left hand does fine, right hand I tend to only use two or three fingers.
Link Posted: 11/22/2012 8:42:09 AM EST
Yep, I even took typing in HS so I could hang out with all the hot chicks.
Link Posted: 11/22/2012 8:42:53 AM EST
Had too for school..
Link Posted: 11/22/2012 8:43:57 AM EST
9th grade,1983 typing class with a 75 year old female teacher.....
Link Posted: 11/22/2012 8:45:29 AM EST
Link Posted: 11/22/2012 8:45:52 AM EST
Link Posted: 11/22/2012 8:46:10 AM EST
11th grade elective class.
Lasted three weeks before I dropped the class.

Learned how to type though.
Link Posted: 11/22/2012 8:47:17 AM EST
I marked in the poll that I used one at work all the time however that's not quite right. There wasn't an option for me. We occasionally used one at work. I also remember writing my first typed gadeschool papers on a typewriter.
Link Posted: 11/22/2012 8:53:09 AM EST
Up through my last years of graduate school, I typed all my papers.

Also used a slide rule in high school.

Around 1990 I saw my first calculator in an exhibit in the Smithsonian.

I used to have an abacus, but I kept that on my computer as a back-up.

Link Posted: 11/22/2012 8:54:30 AM EST
Used typewriters, 8 track tapes , rotary dial phones, Fortran computer language with data punch cards, and yes I'm old..............
Link Posted: 11/22/2012 8:55:21 AM EST
I used to repair them,(the only work I could get after the telegraph industry dwindled)
Link Posted: 11/22/2012 8:56:19 AM EST
I learned to type on a Selectric in Junior High. I knew I'd need the skill. I was right.
Link Posted: 11/22/2012 8:57:58 AM EST
Took a typing class in college. Lots of hotties in class and needed the skill for my job.

This was back in the late '70s. Early SPC switching systems were coming online with Model 35 teletypes.

I could have continued with "hunt and peck" but realized I could do my job faster and easier by learning to type.
Link Posted: 11/22/2012 8:58:19 AM EST
Heck, yes! I'm in my early 40s. Learned to type on a very sticky manual ca. 1982. And I still miss IBM Selectrics!

We have an old electronic typewriter from the 90s in the office to type up the occasional gov't form that MUST be typed. I'm one of the few that actually knows how to use it AND I actually like using it. We've got youngsters who have NO idea how to work the thing!
Link Posted: 11/22/2012 8:58:44 AM EST
Link Posted: 11/22/2012 9:00:13 AM EST
Pased in High skoll baerly
Link Posted: 11/22/2012 9:02:43 AM EST
I remember when I first ran into a IBM Selectric with an erase key. I though that was the greatest thing ever
Link Posted: 11/22/2012 9:03:54 AM EST
Manuel and selectric
Link Posted: 11/22/2012 9:04:12 AM EST
Took a typing class a long assed time ago. But it was Yahoo chat that really taught me how to type.
Link Posted: 11/22/2012 9:06:09 AM EST
used em but I prefer computer word processors.
Link Posted: 11/22/2012 9:06:34 AM EST
Played with one at my grandmother's house a couple times.
Link Posted: 11/22/2012 9:07:02 AM EST
Originally Posted By CarbineDad:
I remember when I first ran into a IBM Selectric with an erase key. I though that was the greatest thing ever


LOL, heck yeah! That was high tech. It was like Star Trek technology compared to using liquid white out!

Link Posted: 11/22/2012 9:10:57 AM EST
Link Posted: 11/22/2012 9:12:58 AM EST
Originally Posted By LowBeta:
Manuel and selectric


Did Manuel enjoy it?

Link Posted: 11/22/2012 9:20:11 AM EST
I still have one in my office at work. I always say it's the backup plan for our craptastc IT system.
Link Posted: 11/22/2012 9:20:55 AM EST
Took a typing class my freshman year in HS
Link Posted: 11/22/2012 9:21:00 AM EST
Link Posted: 11/22/2012 9:22:25 AM EST
Not that old, but I learned to type around the time I learned to spell and that was on a typewriter.

I wouldn't remember how to use one now however.
Link Posted: 11/22/2012 9:23:01 AM EST
Originally Posted By Aimless:

Originally Posted By elray:
9th grade,1983 typing class with a 75 year old female teacher.....

We had a nun.

I was taught typing by nuns as well.

Earlier when I was ten or so I would take a favorite page from a book and type it out right-and-left justified. Then my Mom got a new typewriter that had an erasing tape and a half-space key. So now I could do really nice spacing to make the columns line up.
Link Posted: 11/22/2012 9:23:37 AM EST
Originally Posted By Slufstuff:
Originally Posted By CarbineDad:
I remember when I first ran into a IBM Selectric with an erase key. I though that was the greatest thing ever


LOL, heck yeah! That was high tech. It was like Star Trek technology compared to using liquid white out!



Screw white out! Do you remember the typewriter "erasers" with the stiff brush at the other end?
Link Posted: 11/22/2012 9:24:44 AM EST
I've seen one.

I've also seen a feather quill pen before.


Link Posted: 11/22/2012 9:26:21 AM EST
Freshman year HS, mandatory class, interesting format, the classroom had a large picture of a keyboard high on the wall at the front of the class, all the typewriters had blank keys, no letters, numbers or punctuation marks.

Was that the norm for typewriting instruction when you learned?
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