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There’s something I do, I do it all the time, and I can’t figure out whether or not it’s a simple quirk, if it’s actually time efficient, or whether I actually end up wasting a lot of time in the long run.

backspace-key

When I make a mistake while I’m typing, I almost always backspace to get to the mistake. Sometimes I’ll delete twenty words or more just to insert a comma or fix the spelling of something.

Because you see… actually reaching out for the mouse… ugh. I hate it. I’d rather retype till the cows come home than take my fingers off the keyboard.

I don’t know, maybe leaving the keyboard ruins my groove. Maybe it takes me out of the zone.

Maybe I’m just lazy.

I’ve done it for as long as I can remember.

But see, part of me thinks that it saves me time, too. Can I backspace, fix an error, and retype faster than I can move my hands from the keyboard, grab the mouse, position the curser, fix the error, grab the mouse again, and reposition the cursor?

Okay, I’m just going to stop talking. I just realized that this is among the geekiest posts I’ve ever written. I apologize that you lost a chunk of your Saturday reading it.

Anybody else do that?

Dan Pearce, Single Dad Laughing

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Dan Pearce is an American-born author, app developer, photographer, and artist. This blog, Single Dad Laughing, is what he's most known for, with more than 1.4 million daily subscribers as of 2017. Pearce writes mostly humorous and introspective works, as well as his musings which span from fatherhood, to dating, to life, to the people and dynamics of society. Single Dad Laughing is much more than a blog. It's an incredible community of people just being real and awesome together!