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[He Said, She Said] – A New Discussion Feature

Hey everyone – there’s cool new happenings a-brewin’ as I’ve been throwing ideas back and forth with another blogger and I think it’s finally time to unveil what I’ve been working on recently!

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HE SAID, SHE SAID is a brand-new monthly feature created and hosted by Rachel @ Confessions of a Book Geek and Joey @ Thoughts and Afterthoughts where formality is thrown out the window in no-holds-barred discussions on all things bookish.


So, now you’re probably wondering how this all came to be? Well…

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[Think Aloud] – #2 – Lack of Sustenance is the True Antagonist

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Think Aloud explores book-related discussions encompassing reading, writing, blogging, and perhaps newsworthy content. The focus is to push the boundaries, stretch the mind, and encourage dialogue within this community. Let’s all think out loud.

Table Topic:
Lack of Sustenance
is the True Antagonist

Abstract:

If you don’t satisfy the bare minimum of physiological sustenance then you’re as good as dead.

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[Think Aloud] – #1 – Spritz Smartphone Reading App

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Think Aloud explores book-related discussions encompassing reading, writing, blogging, and perhaps newsworthy content. The focus is to push the boundaries, stretch the mind, and encourage dialogue within this community. Let’s all think out loud.

Disclaimer: This is not a sponsored post.

Table Topic:
Spritz Smartphone Reading App


Abstract:

I came across this interesting article yesterday on I Fucking Love Science! [IFLS] about this upcoming smartphone app that significantly hastens reading by optimizing the time it takes to read and understand a word. The thought-train behind this technology analyses and identifies the optimal recognition point (or a focal point) of every word and streams the text in alignment to the ORP so that words can be recognized quickly without strenuous ocular movement. By utilising this method in reading, books which would otherwise take several hours to days to complete can be easily read in a few hours depending on the words per minute (WPM) speed selected. The default speed is 250 WPM and increases by increments of 50, up to 1000.

To demonstrate, these are the images pulled from IFLS:

At 250 WPM and 500 WPM respectively.

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500 WPM Gif

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