Children Learn to Run Typewriter in First Grade / Ski Jump (May, 1929)
I think my school started letting us learn to type on computers around the third grade. But that was around 1984 and we were using Commodore 64s. I presume it happens earlier, if not at home. That was also the year I got my first home computer, an Apple IIc.
Children Learn to Run Typewriter in First Grade
NEW YORK school authorities are experimenting with a new phase of elementary instruction in the Horace Mann school, New York City. Children of the first grade receive typing lessons as a part of the regular school curriculum.
It is the theory of educators who are performing the experiment that such instruction, while children are beginning to learn the alphabet, will be exceedingly easy for them to master.
Midget Skis Set On Rollers (Sep, 1938)
At first glance, I wasn’t sure if the word “midget” applied to the skis or the skier.
Midget Skis Set On Rollers
COMBINING the best features of skiing and roller skating, a new sport of “ski-skooting” has developed through the adaptation of midget skis on rollers. Two rubber-tipped poles are used to propel the skier along the pavement. The midget skis are fastened to the user’s feet by means of stout straps.
AS LITTLE AS $39.50 A WEEK FOR HOLIDAY LIVING IN SWITZERLAND (Oct, 1952)
I’m not much of a skier, but I wouldn’t mind driving that little bus around for a while. Travel agent is one of those jobs that I tend to have stereotyped as female in my head. I guess it used to be mostly men, or I’m just wrong.
AS LITTLE AS $39.50 A WEEK FOR HOLIDAY LIVING IN SWITZERLAND
from Skiing to Sightseeing
Expert, novice—or onlooker—it’s as much fun to watch as to ski yourself. Learn to ski—or hire a horse-drawn, bell-tinkling sleigh and. bundled in fur blankets, explore the trails. Come evening, gather by the fire, comparing adventures with gay international vacationists!