I read this from Joey's blog, a fellow n@wie and I think it is very timely that I take this test since I am going to be a full-time medical transcriptionist (I am now a senior medical transcription editor and team leader) -- but that's another story. Anyway, I never took typing lessons until I was trained to be an MT. I was using "pindot system" whenever I was typing and my typing skills just got better and better while I was already working. I remember the games we use to play to memorize the keyboard keys. My co-workers and I will have contests just to know who types the fastest : ) I can't say I'm THAT fast in typing, but at least I've mastered the art of touch typing and I don't have to look from the keyboard to the monitor and back when typing something. I know you want to...go ahead, take the speed test!