I sit in front of a computer all day, every day and by now you would think i would know the location of the ‘q’ key, the ‘w’ key, the ‘e’ key, the ‘r’ well you get the idea. Yes, I can type moderately quickly.. quicker perhaps than you could leap over a lazy dog, but not too accurately and nowhere near as fast as I could think or speak. This is to be expected but the irregular reaching for backspace slows the flow even further.. and that’s when the problems start. add to that my Attention Deficit Disorder (or inability to apply myself as we used to say) whereby I leap about between at least four different things at any one time.. then there is great scope for discontinuity and incoherence.

Now if I have to retpye stuff for work then sobeit.. it’s computer code so garbage in, garbage out, sure there’s a delay while i correct the mistakes that cause the breaks but hey they pay by the day, so i’m in no rush. It is more of a problem when typing text in mails and bulletin boards. because I have noticed a tendency to miss out the nots and n’t s that make woulds into wouldn’ts, do’s into don’t and so onn’t.

Luckily, I catch quite a few of these before it is too late and so have avoided declaring publicly that

  • I am seeing her again
  • god knows I am a christian
  • I do give a shit

and i wonder what i missed.. where i’ve said exactly the opposite of what i intended
and i wonder if it matters one little damn. after all, I don’t give a shit.

About caspar

Caspar is just one monkey among billions. Battering his keyboard without expectations even of peanuts, let alone of aping the Immortal Bard. By day he is an infantologist at Birkbeck Babylab, by night he runs
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