I wrote a story with increasing levels of keyboard input delay

Hands Typing

I have spent a lot of time considering how to maximize my typing experience. So much so that I type with the COLEMAK layout and own a mechanical keyboard that elevates at an angle and is split in the middle for ergonomics. So, when I saw Monica Dinculescu’s “How annoying is too annoying” input delay test page, I knew I had to give it a shot to see how patient I could be with my beloved keyboarding hobby.

To test my own patience, let me tell you the story of how I developed my keyboarding obsession WHILE upping the input delay for each paragraph I write. (This paragraph was written with a 5ms delay. Annoyance level: Not annoying.)

10ms delay: As a child, I taught myself the hunt and peck typing method so I could send emails…

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