touch-typing - Computer Definition
Typing on a keyboard without looking at the keys. Touch typing has become an essential skill these days no matter what line of work anyone does. In the early days, schools ordered special typewriters with blank keys. Today, blank keys can be simulated with a soft plastic skin that is placed over any computer keyboard. Touch Typists Vs. Hunt and Peck The average touch typist can type 50 to 60 words per minute (WPM) without typos, while the two-finger typist using the "hunt and peck" method typically achieves only 20 to 30. Fast two-finger typists can reach 50 or more WPM when typing familiar text. Super fast typists can belt out 100 or more (see WPM). See QWERTY keyboard and keyboard.
Computer Desktop Encyclopedia
THIS DEFINITION IS FOR PERSONAL USE ONLY
All other reproduction is strictly prohibited without permission from the publisher.
© 1981-2014 The Computer Language Company Inc. All rights reserved.
Variant of touch-type
- touch-typist noun
Used by arrangement with John Wiley & Sons, Inc.