Playing Against Type #QWERTY

What It s Like to Type 200 Words Per Minute The New York Times

When is the last time you actually tested your typing velocity? The New York Times has a fun peice on world of competitive typing (not with thumbs on a phone but an actual keyboard). 60 wpm seems pretty fast but these champs are typing over 200 wpm!

Competitive typing, which peaked in popularity in the first half of the 20th century before fizzling out, has found a new home online. A devoted community has developed around the hobby, which has become increasingly popular with teenagers and 20-somethings

Many of the fastest typists discovered early that they were naturally quick on a keyboard, but whether competitive typing requires skill or merely a lot of practice remains a question.

“Natural talent is a really hotly debated topic in the typing community,” Ardian Peach said.

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