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Chris Repa
Posted May 15, 2003 at 09:35:38 AM by Bean

Chris Repa lived on my floor freshman year in college.  He was always busy, into school politics, sociable, and an all around bright guy.  One day I was in his room while he typing up something on his computer.  I glanced over his shoulder and noticed that he used the "hunt and peck" typing method, much like myself.  There was, however, one big difference... he didn't know how to use the shift key properly.

Repa knew that in order to make a "@" or a "%" character, he had to press and hold shift while hitting another key, but he didn't know that this method could also be used to create capital letters.  So every time he needed a cap, he hit the caps lock key, typed his letter, and then hit the caps lock key again.

I watched him for a few minutes, unable to comprehend how someone could be in COLLEGE and not know that the shift key could make capital letters.  Eventually, I called him out on it and had a hearty laugh.  When I showed him how easy it was to make a "C" (2 keystrokes instead of 3), he was very thankful.

And now, here are a few pictures.  One is of some magic and the other is of someone who got their very own red robot.


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