Ooh, I love the clicky old typewriters! I too, took typing in High School, and vividly remember having to type out long reports on those darn things! Mom bought an electric one that you could go back somehow and correct a mistake, which was wonderful at the time.
My son is almost 14, and now they give the kids "keyboarding" class when they're 10~12, he types faster than me.
I have some friends in their 40's (my generation...) who never took typing class, and now that everything is done on a computer, they're screwed, using two fingers to type.... ha!