The Home Row Blog

News, notes and ramblings
from the Home Row team

Guilty Pleasures

July 29, 2010

I do most of my reading at the gym while sweating my breakfast away on the elliptical machine. It’s the only machine I can use and read on at the same time without getting hurt. And my choice of reading — magazines. Many people assume that because I’m a writer that I fill my free […]

The Politics of Who vs. That and How Did Dr. Seuss Get Involved?

July 14, 2010

Ask an English teacher or a linguist why grammar is important and you will get a variety of no-nonsense answers about rules, structure, communications, etc. It’s all true so I’ll skip the lecture. I would like to add that “good” grammar, and you can define that your own way, leads to more effective communications.  And […]

Project 42 Book Review. Dustin Pedroia, Born to Play. My Life in the Game

July 7, 2010

Summer means baseball and another season of rooting for the Red Sox. Dustin Pedroia’s biography chronicles his rise to Red Sox stardom but the story is a poorly written tribute to a character with a bad attitude. If you love baseball and like me have memories of watching your favorite team play, this book will make you smile. Don’t expect high literature. It’s better suited for reading on the beach with a brew or two. Save your cash and check it out of the library.

What is the home row?

The home row is the center row of keys on the keyboard "A,S,D,F,J,K,L,;" When students are taught how to become touch typists (typing without looking at the keys) they begin with their hands resting on the home row. The left hand rests on the "A,S,D,F" keys and the right hand on the "J,K,L,;" keys. From this position the other keys can be reached.