TYPING TUTOR, Simon & Schuster, Knowledge Adventure
It's sort of odd typing out a passage from ''All the President's Men'' to wacky game-show music, but that's one of the exercises offered in this program for the typist-in-training. In addition to various arrays of finger workouts, there are eight games designed to make learning how to type a more painless process. In one, an evident attempt to lure the day trading crowd, you type a stock ticker's numbers as they click across the screen; type fast, kids -- your financial future depends on it! Other diversions include a game show where students win by firing out words and a version of Space Invaders where typing the right words quickly can save the world. Thanks to the magic of computers, you can even view graphs between exercises to rate your accuracy for each and every letter on the keyboard.
Bottom line: Diverting enough, but between the activities are the same drills anyone who's ever learned to type correctly has probably had to go through.
Details: Win95-98, PowerMac, $30
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