German student sues to avoid typing course

6th October 2005, Comments 0 comments

6 October 2005, SCHLESWIG, GERMANY - A business school student in Germany is seeking a court injunction to avoid taking a mandatory typing course, saying his hunt-and-peck system with two fingers is faster and more efficient, court officials said Thursday.

6 October 2005

SCHLESWIG, GERMANY - A business school student in Germany is seeking a court injunction to avoid taking a mandatory typing course, saying his hunt-and-peck system with two fingers is faster and more efficient, court officials said Thursday.

The 19-year-old student argues that the course requirements for proficiency in 10-finger touch-typing are anachronistic in the post-typewriter age and that they discriminate against those who employ other keyboard typing methods, said an official with Schleswig-Holstein Administrative court in Schleswig.

The business school will receive a letter requesting counter-arguments "as soon as the court clerk gets around to typing it out", the official quipped.

DPA

Subject: German news

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