Philip Newton (pne) wrote,
Philip Newton

Random thought

In German, people who do not type with ten fingers but only with one or two are sometimes said to use the "Adler-Such-System": "erst langsam einkreisen und dann blitzschnell zuschlagen" -- "eagle search system (first, circle slowly above the goal, then swoop down quickly)". I believe an English equivalent is "hunt-and-peck system".

The German term mimics someone hovering over the keyboard with his finger while searching for the location of the key he wants to press, then pressing that key before going back to hovering with that finger while searching for the next key.

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