The Home Row Blog

News, notes and ramblings
from the Home Row team

January 18, Internet Freedom Day

January 18, 2013

Today is Internet Freedom Day, not a national holiday or even a net event like Cyber Monday. It is, however, a day to recognize the importance of a free Internet that is not censored and is available to everyone as a means to share news and content. Some of the content is pure garbage, some just fluff but it is all there for us to decide for ourselves. And remember, free speech is not a license to be a jerk!

Godwin’s Law

January 2, 2013

Godwin’s Law says that the longer an online conversation goes, no matter the subject or intent of the original thread that someone eventually will evoke Hitler or Nazis. Have we not learned anything about history and peace?

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.