Archive for March 16th, 2014

Speed reading 2.0?

Sunday, March 16th, 2014

Recently a hype emerged about a revolutionair new speed-reading technology called Spritz. The software developer has been working on the technology for three years, and aims to revolutionize the way we read.

‘Why it Works’ (from “Reading is inherently time consuming because your eyes have to move from word to word and line to line. Traditional reading also consumes huge amounts of physical space on a page or screen, which limits reading effectiveness on small displays. Scrolling, pinching, and resizing a reading area doesn’t fix the problem and only frustrates people.”

In theory it all sounds very nice, and you can see some examples below to verify that it actually works (yes, I was *really* ably to READ at those speeds, wow!). I believe there is a catch though; reading text is one thing, understanding what you just read is a whole different ball-game… has a nice piece on it; ‘The ‘Brain App’ that’ better than Spritz‘ (READ it, the old-fashioned way 🙂 )!
250 words per minute:


350 words per minute:


500 words per minute:

QOTD March 16 2014

Sunday, March 16th, 2014

Hugh Macleod: “The best way to get approval is not to need it.”