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circa early 21st Century (location North America)

For years and years, my work was using the typewriter keyboard and its attendant machinery.

At the dawn of the Information Age (as I loosely call it) I used the Xerox Memorywriter

Only a few years later I was thinking I had attained some mastery over computers. Then, one day as my computer started, I heard:

"Welcome to another 8-hour day chained to that machine." 

Computers were using me, so I decided to use what was left of my brain, and created was a system to get more out of each keystroke one made.

The system is a positive exploitation of the AutoCorrect routine feature that permits one to get more work done with less effort.

If you don't follow this, you're probably not a typists with any time in the trade (I guess).

Still with this? OK. More ahead.

Regular email from you to me to request to get the codes. It's better for you to simply ask.

I researched and categorized (only in the English language):

most frequently words typed,
verb-tense conjugations
subject-verb pairs,

The short story is that I immediately created a short list of the most common words and phrases particular to my niche at the time, i.e., computer chip manufacturing.

The creation and exploitation (I like that word when it means exploiting computing power) made my work physically bearable and surprisingly accurate (100% to 99.99%)

Today, I will not perform production transcription (keyboard entry) without such or similar system.

The first word I put in the database was "the" 

Try that for yourself.

Open up Word. 

Go to the AutoCorrect List. 

Replace the word "the" with the single letter t (no quotes nothing else).

Even though the USPS abbreviation for Texas is TX, I use the two letters tx to stand for the word thanks.
To enable any of the 50 US States to be spelled out, I use the ` character followed by the USPS bigraph for the respective State name.
The US Post Service abbreviation (bigraph) for the 50 United States' names are included in the full list. 

Open up Word. Go to the AutoCorrect List. Replace the word "Texas" with `tx

DRAFT LastEdit 20151208 1520 GMT -5

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