Various Artists

How to Touch Type

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The quick brown fox jumped over the lazy dog, yo. Produced by the Brother International typewriter company (but of course), How to Touch Type offers a tutorial in the increasingly lost art of non-electronic typing, complete with instructional photos and even sample typing copy. For listeners weaned on computers and voice-recognition programs, hearing about carriage returns and proper paper insertion is no doubt akin to hearing how to crank up a Model T, but as instructional records go, it's a good 'un -- in particular, there's something wonderfully saucy about the uncredited narrator's lessons on finger movement and placement. The Avalanches would sample the sh*t out of this.