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Also, my eyes are fucked now.
because everyone's got to balance the rest of their lives with their high-flying mega-pressure business careers inventing new ways to read
but i don't think i'd ever bother using it, can read ok as it is. plus my eyes have gone weird.
but I guess I don't see how it's necessarily applicable unless you're reading documents by having them flashed on screen one word at a time.
yeah, I thought it seemed quite cool.
wondered what happened if you looked away for a second and missed a bit though...?
Great concept, great execution.
Nice to see an interest taken in changing the way we read.
BUT IT MAKES MY INTERNAL MONOLOGUE GO MENTAL.
ALMOST LIKE YOURE A ROBOT.
the kind of people who would use this bullshit haven't read enough books tbh
it'd be rubbish for reading books obvs, but idk maybe you could use it for getting through those bullshit emails that you dont want to read but cant ignore
when each word is flashed up directly in front of me rather than scrolling along the line.....my precious eyes.........
"oh i'm knackered, can't wait to get home and quickly and accurately comprehend the new dan brown"
dan brown is dead.
long live dan brown.
Dr - 3000 words a minute? what were you thinking Mr Smith
S - I, I don't know, I guess I wasn't thinking. Is it bad?
Dr - you've detached both your corneas, you'll never spritz again
S - Noooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!!!!
DR: 3000 words a minute? What were you thinking Michael Gove
MICHAEL GOVE: I saw a Chinese reading 4000 words a minute
DR: You've detached both your corneas, you'll never spritz in Latin again
MICHAEL GOVE: NNUUUULLLLLLAAAAAAAAAA!!!!
so why would you read like this?
It's like looking at a painting a 1cm square at a time.
is like trying to shovel apple juice out of a weaponized crab
do you need to read it with the same lilt you'd apply to fiction? No, no you don't. You're just taking in information.
I don't think anyone's going to be using this to read Pride & Prejudice
I imagine they're testing this as the product evolves.
but altogether something different.
Is it that bad a thing? That someone is seeing what happens if you change the way you take words in?
I genuinely can't see how any could be any more than indifferent to this. Feels like an odd elitism.
the problem is that people don't read factual articles online like they used to read documents - i.e. as one long text. there'll be bits they don't understand, so they google and read some stuff there etc, and then 20 minutes later go back to what they were trying to do but that might link to something else etc: the spritz technique is based on the opposite process, which views a text as insular and self-sustaining
it also seems like the success of it is based completely on google glass becoming ubiquitous in the next < 5 years, which seems to me at best incredibly optimistic (from a profit point of view)
The first one is interesting because I'd be interested in the study of this in terms of whether using this, and therefore reading at faster speeds, means you're more inclined to take everything in in one go without hunting out the relevant abstracts etc mid-read-through
i don't see why this wouldn't be compatible with that way of doing things?
pause. scroll back. bookmark. select text and open new tab with a search. explore tangent. return to bookmark. continue spritzing yer little self to tha max.
but it'd have to get the speed of each word exactly right for it not to jarr
some things are fine and don't need to be changed.
Everybody laugh as if you're reading it at 600wpm.
Also, Spritz will always be associated with this:
where he just runs his finger over the page and memorises it.
Don't think this spritzinc's for me though
what could it mean ?
See the original here:
The sooner we become robots the better.
thought o that when i pressed post reply.
I'd be able to brag about having read so many more books than I can now
The effort of moving my eyes horizontally and vertically across a page was the bane of my life.
You bunch of miserable old helmets.
Just another option out there which could be useful for business purposes.
'OMG IT'S THE DEATH OF LITERATURE OBAMACARE WILL NEVER FORCE ME TO READ THE NEW DAN BROWN NOVEL IN 90 MIN!!!!" aspect of this whole discourse is just because of the dumb clickbait framing of a pretty interesting idea that obviously is only going to have specific applications...