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Marie Armenia

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To My Typing Teacher on Thanksgiving

A thousand years ago when I was in high school, we didn’t have computers.  A computer? What’s that? Nobody had a computer. Steve Jobs (Apple) and Bill Gates (Microsoft) were 12-year-old boys. We didn’t text a thousand words a minute with our thumbs on our cell phones. Our phones stayed home when we went out.  It was a slower and different world.  In that world, typing wasn’t a skill that seemed necessary because it wasn’t necessary to the average person. Typing was relegated to the clerical side of life on earth. If you were someone’s secretary, you knew that you’d be expected to be able to type.  Otherwise, the rest of humanity didn’t see the necessity of learning to type.