Ever wondered about the miracle workers who spend almost all their waking hours bringing life into this world? Take a glimpse into the lives of doctors working in the Obstetrics & Gynaecology department of a general hospital in First Touch. Against this frenzied backdrop emerges stories dealing with the common man's high hopes and deep-seated fears. And in this highly charged setting, one of our country's national obsessions is played out—the need for reproduction. This series is as much about the doctors as it is about the patients. We see many problems and issues through their eyes—their struggles as they make life and death decisions everyday and their exuberance and joy when they deliver a difficult birth.
Runtime: 45 minutes
First Touch - Touch typing - Netflix
Touch typing (also called touch type or touch keyboarding) is typing without using the sense of sight to find the keys. Specifically, a touch typist will know their location on the keyboard through muscle memory. Touch typing typically involves placing the eight fingers in a horizontal row along the middle of the keyboard (the home row) and having them reach for other keys. Both two-handed touch typing and one-handed touch typing are possible. Frank Edward McGurrin, a court stenographer from Salt Lake City, Utah who taught typing classes, reportedly invented touch typing in 1888. On a standard keyboard for English speakers the home row keys are: “ASDF” for the left hand and “JKL;” for the right hand. The keyboard is called a QWERTY keyboard because these are the first six letters on the keyboard. Most modern computer keyboards have a raised dot or bar on the home keys for the index fingers to help touch typists maintain and rediscover the correct position on the keyboard quickly with no need to look at the keys. More recently, the ability to touch type on touchscreen phones has been made possible with the use of specialized virtual keyboard software for touch typing.
First Touch - Speed - Netflix
Touch type training can improve any individual's typing speed and accuracy dramatically. The accepted average typing speed is 40 WPM (words per minute), and professional career typists can exceed 100 WPM repeatedly and continuously (secretarial, data entry, etc.). Every individual learns at a different pace, and routine practice is required to maintain a high typing speed and accuracy.
First Touch - References - Netflix