Punch the keys for God’s sake!

The (somewhat) new-style computer keyboards may look compact and pretty but this is a case where fashion impairs function.

Improved accuracy:

The tactile response from a keyboard is helpful. At the highly-practical level, a keyboard with well made and easy to punch keys decreases the number of errors we write and, thus, increases speed typing.

Improved rhythm:

Writing is challenging and, like many human-pursuits, is easier when you figure out a way to find your rhythm. This is easier when you not only have a better tactile response but also better when you have louder keys — a better audio response!

I am reminded of a few scenes from the movie Finding Forresster that speak to this:

More good advice on writing: “The first draft you write with your heart. You rewrite¬†with your head. The first key to writing is … to write! (Not to think.)”

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