Superpower? For Me? Why, Thank You. I Would Love One.

I’ll take the super power of being able to type as fast as I can think. I’m a hunt and peck kinda gal. I never took typing as I planned never to have to type for myself and then the world went and changed on me. I had to adapt. Alas, I didn’t adapt well. I still have to look most of the time at the keyboard.

I often have whole scenes come to me when I’m driving or in the shower. A many, many scenes come to me when I’m just waking up. I try to jot notes but I know with the day job, it’s going to take several evenings to get these scenes into the computer.

Some of you may recommend the Dragon Naturally Speaking software. Save your breath (or your typing fingers) as I already have it and it does not understand Southern. At all. Even #2 son didn’t believe me until he tried it for himself and it didn’t understand him either.

So, if someone is handing out super powers, I’ll take the one that lets me type at least 150 words a minute. I mean, if I’m gonna ask, I may as well ask big, right?

Happy Tuesday!

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16 Responses to Superpower? For Me? Why, Thank You. I Would Love One.

  1. L.K. Below says:

    LOL I keep telling myself that I’m going to invent a device that turns thoughts into text. The main problem with it, theoretically, is that a computer’s buffer memory isn’t nearly large enough to keep up. Someday, my friend…


  2. Don’t sell yourself short. I hear you typing regularly and it’s not that shabby.


  3. Laurie Ryan says:

    That’s a good super-power to have in this business. I like it. 🙂


  4. jeff7salter says:

    Ha. That’s a great choice, Jillian.
    Maybe you should add an ‘auto-correct’ feature which truly corrects to what you WANTED instead of what the program assumes you wanted.
    Love the bit about speaking Southern. maybe they’ll be an alternate regional edition of that software soon.


  5. danicaavet says:

    I wondered about that software. My brother was trying to get me to try it out, but I type faster than I speak sometimes and Lord knows I get my words tangled when I’m talking, so typing is safer for me.

    I lucked out. I used to play a game that required you to type fast or die (in the game of course), so I can clock at 74wpm which is helpful when writing at the speed of thought, LOL


    • Awesome typing skills, woman! I had a secretary once that typed like a demon- she was a whiz at video games, too.

      You would absolutely have the same issue as me with this software. But that’s cool as we are both super awesome!


  6. Lavada Dee says:

    I worked in the computer field and I one of our best programmer/analyst’s typed with two fingers. It was amazing how fast he could go. Yep, a way to get those thought into digital format as fast a we think them would be a great super power.

    By the way a lot of software has been improved and new stuff on the market. In 1999 voice recognition was fairly new. You might want to try it again. I think if I was going to use it I’d try to dictate into a recorder and use that as input into the voice software.


  7. Micki Gibson says:

    I’m not sure if I have typing superpowers, but I think I served an apprenticeship. I took typing in high school. I could go for that superpower that takes it straight from the brain to the computer. Forget typing fast. Let’s just cut out the middleman. Oh and y’all, the computer would recognize Southern. If it was really good, it would whip up a bowl of grits too.


  8. Now you can use voice commands and ask your phone to type for you! And then all you have to do is make the edits when she (or he) inevitably misunderstands what you are trying to say. I’ve never tried it myself but it seems pretty cool!


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