On Mon, Mar 10, 2014 at 3:41 PM, Jon Robson <jdlrobson(a)gmail.com> wrote:
This is really cool and thought provoking. I tried the
how does the app compare to it?
The app is really similar and is very limited in terms of functionality.
The big difference is being able to read books in epub, although the app
doesn't keep track of your place or manage a library or anything fancy like
that. Using the app, I cruised through ~90 pages of "It's Complicated" by
Danah Boyd (http://www.danah.org/itscomplicated/
) in about 15 minutes.
Afterwards, I had a strange brain sensation bordering on headache, but felt
like my comprehension was high.
The big limiting factor at the moment for both the bookmarklet and the app
is that they do a poor job making specially formatted stuff readable (like
numbered lists) and seem to not manage parentheses and other punctuation
Overall I would compare the experience to listening to an audio book. It's
difficult to pick up on certain nuances, you can't really reread passages,
and you lose out on the artistry/sublteties of print formatting, etc. But
it's amazing how quickly you can get through text while maintaining a high
level of comprehension.
Software Engineer, Mobile