The Home Row Blog

News, notes and ramblings
from the Home Row team


How to Write Merry Anything This Season

December 6, 2010

Here are some shortcuts and hints to getting your holiday cards out the door.

Book Review: The Smart Swarm

December 2, 2010

It turns out that insects and animals – the lower life forms – are incredibly smart. Peter Miller in the book The Smart Swarm, takes readers through the animal kingdom and exposes their collective decision making secrets. From ants, honeybees, termites, birds, and fish we can learn how to work together and solve problems faster […]



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.