Learn touch typing.

How fast do you type? Can you type faster than you can speak or think? If not, learn to type faster.

The keyboard is how you communicate with the computer. If it becomes a bottle-neck in your effort to create a program, then bad things happen. You lose the flow. Instead of effortlessly putting your thoughts onto the screen, you are thinking about your typing. Or, your thoughts are several lines ahead of your current coding point. You either lose track of what you are doing, or you lose track of what you were thinking. So: learn to touch type.

A cautionary note: learn about carpal tunnel syndrome and repetitive stress injuries. And about what you can do to avoid them. The faster you type the more you are at risk.

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