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Steve said… “After getting KQ’s 3 and 4 for my Apple I spent that summer literally
playing these games non-stop. I finished them, then restarted them.
Over and over for the duration of my summer vacation, my brother did
the same thing. When I went back to school and took the second part of
my typing class the teacher had us copy some stuff out of a typing book
and I literally BLEW everyone away on the keyboard. I calculated my
WPM to be around 85 or so during one session and the teacher just
couldn’t believe it.”
That’s my story as well. By the time I got to typing class in Jr. High, I easily beat the teacher in terms of speed and accuracy. I owe every bit of it to my time spent playing Sierra’s adventure games with the typing interface. This year at work, we had an “Office Olympics”. One of the events was a typing speed contest. Again, I blew everyone away, owing it all to the Sierra games I played nearly 15 – 20 years ago. Although not as easily measured as typing, I think Sierra’s games provided inspiration in other areas as well — creativity, grammar, spelling, technology, etc.