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My textbook just mentioned a case where it became legally relevant that a construction job could not possibly be accomplished in less than a year.
My reaction: “Last time I read that, it ended with Loki seducing a horse.”
Spritz is an app to help you read Internet text faster. You tell it how many words per minute you want to read, and it flashes them one at a time in conveniently large text. The idea is that it saves time because all you’re doing is looking at the words and not tracking along the page. From their website you can get a button (They call it Spritzlet) that goes on your bookmarks bar so you can activate it with a single click. It’s super simple.
+Big text and no scrolling make it easier to read at a given rate.
+You feel like you’re a cyborg super-reader.
+You are a cyborg super-reader.
—Doesn’t show italics.
—Going back to reread a line is no longer trivial.
—Can’t read most pdfs.
—Don’t even try using it on forum threads.
—Showing one word at a time makes it sound like your internal monologue is doing a robot voice.
Wait, what am I talking about?
+Showing one word at a time makes it sound like your internal monologue is doing a robot voice.
What I’m asking you to do:
Get the Spritzlet button here. (“Get” here means “click and drag.” They made it easy.) Next time you’re reading something that you won’t mind rereading, read it with Spritzlet first. Tell me how long it takes both times. And if you feel like saying, the wpm you set. Use Spritzlet second the next time, and the more trials the better.
(If you find this interesting but don’t want to do it yourself, it could use a signal boost in the interests of actually getting results.)
reblogging half because the question is interesting and half for those tags