eReflect Releases List of Recommended Books to Commemorate the History of Typing

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eReflect, the parent company behind Ultimate Typing software, published a handpicked list today of typing history books, something that will let its blog readers learn more about the history and progress touch typing has made over the years.

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Looking at the history of typing through books and other resources unveils how typing became the technology that has substantially influenced how communication takes place.

Typing using typewriters has been around since around the year 1860 but ever since then the structure and science of typing has undergone dramatic changes. Today this once-uncommon skill has become a widely used practice for commercial, corporate and personal tasks. To fully grasp the progress and breakthroughs that help early typing techniques evolve into the science of touch typing, eReflect released 5 book recommendations that both commemorate the history of typing and lets users get an inside peek into landmark dates and figures that contributed to typing’s progress and current ubiquity.

Learning typing is generally regarded these days as a skill people ought to acquire, but people rarely think about how touch typing is, in fact, an advanced version of something that started well over a century ago in the attempts to create a professional-looking, efficient written communication system. Looking at the history of typing through books and other resources unveils how typing became the technology that has substantially influenced how communication takes place.

eReflect recommends, among other books, "The Iron Whim: a Fragmented History of Typing" by Darren Wershler-Henry, which offers readers an inside peek on how the invention of the typewriter has affected authors’ works, and writing and literature in general. "The Typewriter: An Illustrated History" (Dover Publications) is another book eReflect features in its list. This image-based book offers a visual journey back in time, says eReflect, allowing people to see where their touch screen keyboards originated from. The book offers readers a collection of more than 280 different typewriter models, with pictures of early typewriters dating as far back as 1829.

Paul Auster’s "The Story of My Typewriter" is another pick by the eReflect editors. The novelist pays tribute to his typewriter, used in the creation of many of his works. Illustrated by artist Sam Messer, the book helps readers grasping the sensibilities of the novelist and how his tool, his Olympia typewriter, became more than just a means of putting words on paper.

"The Typewriter Sketchbook" by Paul Robert is yet another eReflect-approved book that looks into how the typewriter gradually became more advanced, and finally efficient enough to be use in corporate environments. The fifth and last book eReflect commemorates typing through is "Typewriter in the Sky" by L. Ron Hubbard, a novel about a man who realizes he’s but a book character someone is controlling through keystrokes on a typewriter.

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Ultimate Typing™ software is designed specifically for the improvement of typing skills. Created by eReflect, a world leader in e-learning and self-development software, Ultimate Typing™ has been informed by the latest developments in the science of touch typing.

Since its creation in 2006 by Marc Slater, the company has already catered to over 112 countries all over the world, offering products with the latest cutting-edge technology, some of which are among the world’s most recognized and awarded in the industry.

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