A 17-year-old has out-tapped the competition to hold onto the title of being the US's fastest texter.Austin Weirschke from Wisconsin beat 10 other competitors at the sixth National Texting Championship held in New York.Contestants had to do one task with their vision blocked and another with their hands behind their back.Mr Weirschke said he planned to put the $50,000 (£32,012) prize money towards paying for his college education.The competition - which is sponsored by LG Electronics and featured one device with a physical keyboard - put three skills to the test: accuracy, speed and dexterity.
The article actually has a lot of interesting factoids, including the many ways they test the competitors to ensure they have the champ. They raise challenges I would have never thought to, including how to type words backwards, or while facing distractions.
I'm glad to see the winner is going to use the funds for college. Let's face it, many wouldn't be so mature, especially the stereotypical youth who sends 500 messages a day to train for this.
Well done, sir.