Learning how to type well, you know, without constantly looking at the keys and using all of your fingers, is an essential skill for anybody spending their days a the keyboard. It pains me whenever I encounter programmers that can not type.
I think it's a frustration point for many colleagues. You want to help somebody, but it's no fun watching them peck away at the keys trying to get their thoughts down.
I've been doing a lot of interviews lately and it's a recurring problem. Some interviewees simply won't get done the question because they can't type correctly. Even if their problem solving is okay I get a bad impression since it takes too long to produce code.
What are your thoughts?
Note: In case it wasn't clear, these little comics are exaggerated for comic effect. I have a whole series of them. I've decided to add these discussions as a little bit of background to the series. Obviously I'd never advocate actual disdain for somebody.