Monday, June 9, 2014

Plover Song of Sixpence

Learning to type with Plover, an open-source stenotype program. Here is an auto-updating chart of my progress learning to type the "Song of Sixpence" as fast as possible. Each timed repetition is a point on the chart. Untimed repetitions are less than 20% of total reps.

Here are the incredible lyrics to the Song of Sixpence:

Sing a song of sixpence,
A pocket full of rye,
Four and twenty blackbirds,
Baked in a pie,
When the pie was opened,
The birds began to sing,
Wasn't that a dainty dish,
To set before the King!

The King was in the counting house,
Counting out his money,
The Queen was in the parlor,
Eating bread and honey,
The maid was in the garden,
Hanging out the clothes,
There came a little blackbird,
And nipped off her nose!

And here is a 1-year Stenotype progress chart from Mirabai Knight, stenotypist and guru of Plover. Note that:

  • The axes are flipped between my chart and Mirabai's
  • I'm such a beginner that my WPMs aren't even on Mirabai's chart yet! (As of this writing.)  ;)
Mirabai Knight's progress in steno school 2006-2007.  (Link to her blogpost.)

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