The Savvy Boomer postulates that most baby boomers didn’t learn touch typing in school.
I don’t buy that. It was a requirement in the high school that I attended.
It’s a skill that I’m glad I have. Many times when I sit down at a keyboard and start hammering away, someone will comment on how fast I can type. I tell them I can go like the wnid, but ofetn I make a lot of misaktes.
OTOH, my wife was a true whiz on the manual typewriter. When she learned typing from Mrs. Volkert, she actually tested faster on a manual typewriter than an electric. She tested pretty regularly at over 100 word per minute with no errors.
When Mrs. Volkert forced her to use the electric typewriter, she complained to her dad, who happened to be principal of the high school. He consulted with the teacher and together they decided that my wife should continue to type on the electric.
And to this day, she is still has that skill. She tested for a word processing job recently and typed over 100 wpm with no errors.
She has a great time watching me type and then proofreading my stuff. She has a twisted sense of humor sometimes.