I _do_ know what you mean. I refuse to get a scanner, because not having one has kept me from doing lots and lots of work! I've had a great time turning down work I don't want to do, by saying, "Oh, sorry, I don't have a scanner." and trying to look sad, when I'm very happy!
My mom told me when I was quite young, "It's okay to know how to type, but just don't let anybody know!" (Of course, I never did learn how type.)