I Have Dad Hands!
Last Update: Jun 21, 2018
Is that a Thing?
I know about Dad Jeans. High-waisted, shapeless, worn by men refusing to admit to middle age (or greater!) Can we define Dad Hands?
I have tried and tried, but two-thumb keyboarding on my smartphone, even on my much bigger tablet, just doesn't work, I don't know how the kids manage to use their devices that way; it just feels uncomfortable to me....
Maybe it stems from the fact that I learned 'keyboarding' the summer between 7th and 8th grades, in junior high summer school. Of course it wasn't't called that; no one had a separate concept of a keyboard. All of it was a typewriter. Including the metal bar at the left-hand side that had to be hit every time the bell rang. Look it up: that's how typewriters used to work. And yes, I'm THAT old!
So now I remember, with great accuracy, the placement of all the keys so my one index finger moves back and forth pretty rapidly across the 'keys'. But I can't come close to the speed of the kids (are you one?) whose two thumbs seem to fly across the bottom of their phones! How can that be accurate? I wonder. Do they use spell check on every word?
But I'm resigned to my own particular speed, even when texting back and forth with my millennial nephews, when they get three messages sent to my one. Doesn't matter.
'Cause of another thing I learned way-back-when: slow but steady wins the race!
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