Face it, computers and their ubiquitous keyboards are everywhere. From workplaces, to school, to home - every place has a computer waiting to be typed upon. Nearly every job today requires, at the very least, basic typing skills. Obviously office and secretarial jobs need a high typing speed. But even other vocations will have a computer and keyboard involved, requiring at least basic touch typing capabilities. The old "typewriter" is all but extinct in today's workplaces, however, some have been retained as label writers or for impact printing of shipping carbon-paper type manifests.
Take the classic literary example. Suppose you are dictating a paragraph:
"Lets eat, grandma!"
but the software misses the inflection of your voice, and instead types this out:
"Lets eat grandma!"
that would make for an embarrassing family reunion memoir, to say the least!
Begin here with the basics, take a look at typing keyboard types.