One might be that it was a project that doesn't take a whole lot of thought.
It could be because I have always been pretty competitive (even when there's no one to compete against) and I enjoy being "fast" about something. I'm a fast typer, so I was excited to see how quickly I could get this project done.
It could also be because in doing this typing project I was being released from a far less desirable project and was being "reassigned" to a different (more interesting) portion of that project once my typing was done.
So - It's not just because I'm a geek.
Here's what I learned though:
- My wrists don't like typing that much at my desk at work. Laptops are easier for this kind of thing.
- The most annoying word to type in the English language is Analysis (or anything like unto it - Analyze, etc.) It's not so bad the first twenty times, but when you've been typing for an hour and half and it is every third word...you get sick of it.