This tweet caught my eye:
Some people write at 240 *words* per minute http://t.co/aWqtrzI92i
— Kas Thomas (@kasthomas) October 30, 2014
It linked to an article The 100 Year Old Trick to Writing at 240 Words Per Minute:
About four years ago, stenographer Mirabai Knight came to the conclusion that stenography had been a walled garden for too long — controlled and marginalized by big companies. She set about creating her own affordable hardware and open source software designed to set stenography free to the masses…
Note that this keyboard does need to be able to recognize multiple simultaneous keystrokes, so gaming keyboards (starting at $50) are the norm.
This could really help us when we’re transcribing the scripts for our online training courses. We’re not aware of any Technical Authors who use stenography – is there anyone out there?