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Abbott’s Booby and other literary thoughts for 2012

January 4, 2012

New words from the OED and a new voice for the Library of Congress are just two interesting new finds for 2012.

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.