Hate reading slowly? Spritz aims to allow people to read 1,000 words per minute

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  1. ronjor

    ronjor Global Moderator

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    http://www.digitaltrends.com/mobile...aims-allow-people-read-1000-words-per-minute/
     
  2. Minimalist

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    Wow, that looks great. Thank you for sharing, ronjor.

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    That reminds me of the high school speed reading class I took. It used the same idea with a projector.
     
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    Very interesting but how about you actually like to read and get engrossed in a different world? You are not just reading word after word, you also want to let your mind roam and picture what the writer is describing, bring it to life.

    The program seems great to me if I wanted to rush through something but I don't think I would find it enjoyable.
     
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    You obviously read in the same way I do. For me the mark of a good book is where I can see the surroundings and people in my minds eye that the author is writing about. I can do that at speed but there are times when you have to slow down or re-read a phrase for comprehension ot just 'cause it's so good :)

    I'm a very quick reader anyway due to a requirement of a job I had.
     
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    Interesting, i'm sure it will be useful for some people.
     
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    Why would you need to be able to read 1000 words per minute?
     
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    @beethoven and @stapp
    Couldn't agree more.:thumb: I consider myself a moderately quick reader.:)
     
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    People want immediate satisfaction. This doesn't surprise me. Would be nice for the long boring reads, but I agree with others that this would kill the enjoyment of reading for fun. I made it through whole series (eragon, harry potter, lord of the rings, etc.), older literature from authors like Edgar Rice Burroughs, James Blumgarten, Upton Sinclair, etc. To be fair, audio books have become a new obsession for me recently. I listen to disks while driving and when ever I get stuck waiting on someone or something else. It's pleasurable, but I still prefer finding a comfortable place to sit down and read. Also, I'd like to see car freshers with an old book scent.
     
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    http://www.reddit.com/r/technology/...soon_read_an_entire_harry_potter_book/cfr6abm

     
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    Useful article. Good read. Thanks.:thumb:
     
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    Reminds me Chinese lessons I started taking. Chinese is easier. You can communicate twice or three times as fast in Chinese than in any other language, and obviously with the benefit of being the most spoken language in the world.
     
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