I was taught to employ only the right thumb, but in practice I find myself using both thumbs – though mostly the left. Of course, as I write this, I find that typing is like breathing: it gets awkward when you think about it. As George Bernard Shaw put it, “The unconscious self is the real genius. Your breathing goes wrong the moment your conscious self meddles with it.”1
From The Phonographic Magazine (Cincinnati), July 1, 1889 —
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- From Maxims for Revolutionaries, though as a trained vocalist, consciousness of breathing is quite a natural experience. [↩]