Mudcat Café message #1101451 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #66349   Message #1101451
Posted By: Stilly River Sage
26-Jan-04 - 01:32 AM
Thread Name: BS: Has the Internet changed kids?
Subject: RE: BS: Has the Internet changed kids?
When I was in high school I took typing, and it was easy because I'd been playing the piano for years. I had the kids start taking "keyboarding" as grade- and-middle-schoolers when they had summer school (a local community college's "College for Kids" program has a nice mix of academics and fun in a summer school setting). Between that and what they're getting at school, my 15-year old can type at least as fast as I can, if not faster. I hear the keyboard chattering away as she is online chatting with her friends--the keyboard has replaced the telephone, because they can do their conferencing in chat rooms at AIM.