Typing for Fun and Profit

Gah. Why must I pay attention to hot new games on the interweb? First it was Desktop Tower Defense. Then Chain Factor. Now? TypeRacer, the entire point of which is to type fast. Really, that’s it. But unlike the typing test in Mavis Beacon, it’s been updated for the brave new world of Web 2.0. See, you don’t just have to type fast, you have to type faster than the anonymous strangers you’re playing against. It’s disturbingly addictive, but I somehow doubt it will have much staying power. We’ll see.

My typing speed is somewhere between 60 and 80 words per minute. Not bad, but I’ve been pretty consistently coming in about third place.