Longest Guinness Computer Keyboard Typing Session To End 12 Noon June 29, 2007
(WebWire) 6/28/2007 5:00:28 PM
Champagne bottles will pop At 12 noon on June 29, 2007, in the window of Homestead Real Estate at 1216 Lexington Avenue (Lexington Avenue and 82nd street) when actor Norman Perez ends his four day typing session establishing the first record in the Guinness Book of Records for the longest period of typing on a computer keyboard.
The space that was originally planned to stage the first and longest computer keyboard typing session fell through. Homestead Real Estate of New York City provided their window and the lobby of their offices at 1216 Lexington Avenue in New York City.
In setting the first world record for the longest Computer Keyboard Norman Perez utilized a device called Letscrol - The Keyboard Assistant. The device enabled Perez to type in a state of relaxation without physical stress. Bill Barth inventor of Letscrol - The Keyboard Assistant changed the biomechanic position of the hand to mimic a piano player’s hand. A piano player does not have the same disorders as a keyboard typist.
Keith Phillips president of Process America of Los Angeles, California, challenged Norman Perez in a Burbank, California coffee shop when he saw him week after week continuously typing on his laptop computer to his personal manager Tami Lynn (Personal manager Christina Applegate - Married with Children") for work. Phillips said "I bet you can’t do that for days." Perez replied “I bet I can." Perez accepted the challenge. Phillips’ company will provide Perez financial support to pursue his career as actor.
Tomorrow by speaker telephone Perez’s theatrical manager Tami Lynn will inform him of a surprise as a result of the exposure he has gotten around the world during his quest to establish the first record for the longest computer keyboard typing session.
During the three day period Norman Perez had a proposal of marriage and one wealthy New York City socialite fell in love with his poster on the Internet. She told Norman that the only thing that prevented her from dating was her husband. Russian families in Moscow instant messaged Norman telling him that they had saw him on television and were cheering him on. Thousand of people around the world from Denmark to South Africa were instant messaging him. His hometown of Burbank, California placed him on page one of their website.
Hackers tried for three days to stop IM’s and attempted to gain access to his password. Computer technician Zahid Razack slept two hours each night to be able to ensure that the system was constantly secure and running.
Perez took his 20 minute power naps in a specially designed chair called the MetroNaps Energypod. The pod is designed to block out light and sound, allowing naps even in busy places.
New York actress/ massage therapist Silvia Tovar provided Perez with hourly massages over a period of 12 hours.
Christopher Tisa of Niceville, Florida acted as the official Guinness Book of records monitor for the four day period. He is currently with the Ford Modeling Agency in New York City.
Chris Harris of Harris- DeLorean Public Relations orchestrated the event. Harris staged the Longest Kiss in a New York City window with Dean DeLorean and Barbara Kane in 1983.