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Plus, there are only so many quick-time events you can take, before it starts to feel like an outlandish edition of Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing.
There are a lot of free typing games online if you do a search, but we still like "Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing,'' a golden oldie from way back.
So when Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing Deluxe came into the office, I thought I'd seize the chance to finally break my bad habits and learn to type like a pro.
Several years ago, I bought Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing, but gave up after a week or so as I wasn't getting anywhere.
As a first step in the partnership, three Learning Company titles, Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing, Cyber Patrol and Compton's Encyclopedia Online, will be incorporated into the NetSchools system and made available to their customers.
"It has all the industry-standard software such as Microsoft Word, Access, Excel and Publisher as well as extras such as Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing to help students improve their keyboard skills."
THOUSANDS of people who never touched a keyboard before have learnt to relax and love their computers, thanks to Mavis Beacon.
Mindscape, with titles like Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing and Chessmaster 5500, finally managed to eke out an operating profit of pounds 1.6 million in 1997 after posting a string of losses since its acquisition.
Another valuable skill is touch typing and here there is a classic piece of software, Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing (Mindscape)
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Among the other titles scheduled for release are: Warhammer, CyberSpeed, The Chessmaster 5000, USS Ticonderoga, The Adventures of Peter Rabbit and Benjamin Bunny, Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing!
McIntosh sold the program to Software Toolworks who is marketing the software under the name "Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing!" While checking the speed typing lessons, McIntosh was shocked when the program instructed him to test his keyboard prowess by typing such phrases as: "Sandie says noxious things...He writes even worse.