DALLAS (AP) – The time-honored skill of typing is certainly still helpful, but it’s becoming less necessary. And that’s raising the question: Does typing have a future?
In the halls of high schools and community colleges where keyboarding classes have been a staple for decades, some fear the courses may go the way of cursive writing lessons in elementary schools.
Dallas typing instructor Julie Phillips says predictive keyboards on smartphones and tablet touch screens that guess what words are being typed have taken the skill out of keyboarding. She says fewer students are coming in with keyboarding knowledge.
Mobile technology analysts say keyboards likely won’t disappear from computers. But mobile phone-makers say speed is important, and predictive screens decrease the time needed to type — or thumb — each word.
(© Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)
Also Check Out:
- Kaufman County DA Mike McLelland And Wife Found Dead
- Victoria’s Secret’s New Lingerie Line Has Parents Outraged
- Homeowner Says 911 Hung Up On Them
- I-Team Investigates Identity Theft Targets In Texas
- Troopers Indicted After Roadside Cavity Search Of Two Women
MOST VIEWED GALLERIES