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Personal Technical Reading If your intention is to learn ceaselessly without direction or goal then I will make the assumption that you are reading for personal interest. With speed-reading you will sacrifice depth of the knowledge in your haste, but maybe this is what you are going for. My personal opinion is to never do this: if it's worth reading about, ...


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imho, the best way is to start using new information right away - perhaps, by doing your own pet project


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Most technical books have filler. Read the filler as fast as you can, and don't worry about whether or not you are comprehending it. If there is anything interesting, mark it quickly and move on. You can get through a page of fluff in a second this way. You can still read the non-filler fairly quickly. When you come across a fact you don't know, mark it and ...


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Actual semi-scientific measurements (I'm not sure there has been a detailed scientific study) show speeds that are in the ~70-90% of the speed range for experienced touch-screen users vs. experienced physical keyboard users. For example this one in which the author (using a consistent application) claims 63 or 75 WPM on iPhone and iPad virtual keyboards vs. ...


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To me there are three criteria which helps to dictate which one is most effective for you and that is the method of typing and the size and placement of the keyboard. Using touch typing When being proficient in touch typing you don't need to look at the keyboard whilst typing, and you are effectively using most of your fingers, and most of the typing is ...


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Typing with a physical keyboard is faster because of the real-estate that you have while typing. There's one more important thing that has been missing in the discussion - the caliber of the device on which the touch typing is being done. If it's a high end phone, with no lags, typing can be fun. Once it starts lagging, you will slow down significantly. With ...



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