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Not worthwhile to use the third finger…

It is worth observing that touch typing was a later innovation, appearing years after the introduction of the typewriter in 1874. In the following article, the author champions the two-finger method, writing: “Unless the third finger of the hand has been previously trained to touch the keys of a piano, we believe it is not worth the while to attempt to use that finger in operating the typewriter.”

The Cosmopolitan Shorthander (Toronto), August 1887 –

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