When we read, our eyes move across a page or a screen to digest the words. All of that eye movement slows us down, but a new technology called Spritz claims to have figured out a way to turn us into speed-readers. By flashing words onto a single point on a screen, much like watching TV, Spritz says it will double your reading speed.
“They say that the British cannot fix anything properly without a dinner, but I’m sure the Americans can fix nothing without a drink. If you meet, you drink. If you make acquaintance, you drink. If you close a bargain, you drink. They drink because it’s hot, they drink because it’s cold. If successful in elections they drink and rejoice, if not they drink and swear. They begin to drink early in the morning. They leave off late at night. They commence it early in life and they continue it until they soon drop into the grave.”—
Captain Frederick Marryat, from the beginning of Ken Burns doc “Prohibition.”