Education: Hunt, Peck & Read

Much waggish speculation has been devoted to how long it would take a dozen apes locked in a room with a dozen typewriters to reproduce the complete works of William Shakespeare. The germ of thought back of this idea is that typewriters have an elemental fascination and pedagogical possibilities. Rutgers Psychology Professor Omar Khayyam Moore decided a few years ago to try teaching children to read using an electric typewriter.

In Moore's first experiment, a teacher sitting next to the child repeated the names of the letters as the child typed them at random....

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