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Alphabetical Keyboard For Beginning Typers

Fast Finger Keyboard: Love It or Leave It?

Well this is . . . interesting. The Fast Finger Keyboard is a full-size computer keyboard, but instead of the traditional key layout (QWERTY), letters are laid out alphabetically (ABCDEF). The keyboard is marketed toward "hunt and peckers" — computer users who don't know how to type and waste time looking for the right key on the keyboard. Typing was a required class in junior high (in fact, if I remember correctly, they actually called it "keyboarding"), so this has never been an issue for me, but some of my less savvy family members have had typing problems in the past.

Another funny function of the keyboard: preprogrammed keys for common Internet shortcuts like LOL and TTYL. (Also included, my pet peeve shortcut: THX. It's a short word. Type it out. Thanks.)

The keyboard is mainly geared toward children who are just learning computers and switches back to a traditional QWERTY keyboard by flipping a switch. I say: why not just learn the regular keys . . . you're going to have to learn sooner or later! What do you think?

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