Quite typewriter-y

Deep disclosure from Morgan Freeberg on Facebook:

Just about gave my soon-to-be-wife a heart attack.

I was looking up the phone number of the woman who’s coordinating all these job interviews on my behalf, so for all practical purposes you could say she’s the hiring manager… I realized something, you can type in all the letters of her last name with your left hand, just like with “Freeberg.” Meaning both our last names can be entered while you’re holding a beer! Hey, maybe if I pointed that out to her, you think I’ll get the job?

Score it under “intangibles.” I’d consider that a plus, but no one is likely to ask me to do any hiring any time in the next several decades.


  1. Mark Alger »

    22 November 2012 · 5:58 pm

    Id like to point out that, if you don’t make a fetish of home rows and all that, you can type all the letters of pretty much ANY word with the fingers of one hand. So… Not much of an accomplishment, I’d say.

    Of course, that’s limited to the lower 128, because you have to hold down the Alt key to play the upper register. But that just means no diacritical marks or foreign characters.


  2. CGHill »

    22 November 2012 · 6:19 pm

    I’m not good enough of a typist to make a fetish of home rows.

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