Created by typing enthusiasts in 2011, this holiday was created in Malaysia to celebrate our digital communication.
Our love for typing can be traced all the way back to the typewriter. In the 1880s, typewriters were introduced commercially to office-spaces. Since, our lives have changed greatly. Plus, it’s hard to argue that the sound of hitting keys isn’t cathartic.
Remember when you had to put a cardboard box over your hands to learn to type in school? Maybe you didn’t have to do that, but if you did, you know it was a lifesaver. Regardless, we now know we should have trusted people who said typing would be an important life skill.
How to Celebrate
Take this test to see how many words you can type per minute. The highest rank? An octopus. If you ranked as a T-rex, spend the day improving your typing speed. As with most things, you’ll improve with practice. This game might be for kids, but adults need motivation too!
Ever notice how keyboards differ slightly? This can affect your typing speed, too. If you’re taking a typing test to qualify for a job, make sure it’s a keyboard you’re familiar with.
Typing is used everyday: social media, emails, writing papers, etc. Yet, since the widespread use of smartphones, texting is also a form of typing. If you struggle to type quickly on a computer, don’t forget about your ability to send text messages! Because they are the same keyboard layout, it helps you to remember where letters are on computer keyboards too.