Is speed reading for real?
Old techniques and new apps promise to help you read at phenomenal speeds, but do they really help? How can you become a better reader?
Linguist Daniel Midgley goes cover to cover on this episode of Talk the Talk.
Listen to this episode
Promo with James Hall
xkcd’s take on Apple iOS 8’s Quick Text
How Apple’s QuickType works
QuickType adjusts for whom you’re writing to
Don’t let it take over your phone, though.
It may cause havoc in your personal relationships.
It may suggest parts of your passwords. Oops.
More fun with predictive text.
Test your own speed reading speed.
Great episode of Skeptoid on this topic
The Skepdic entry
Cecil Adams of the Straight Dope
A list of apps you can try
Computers can be borked
But Robert Bork came before that.
‘I’ve Read It in Books’ by Echo and the Bunnymen
from the album Pictures on My Wall (Single)
‘Books About UFOs’ by Hüsker Dü
from the album New Day Rising