Luna was one of the most beautiful characters in Harry Potter
#it never once occurred to her to treat dobby as anything less than a human being#even ron had trouble viewing house elves as something other than slaves because that’s all he was used to#but luna calls him ‘sir’ on their very first meeting as if that’s the normal greeting for a house elf#and just look how grateful dobby is#he’s not used to being treated like that#luna you beautiful soul (x)
“Sitting on the tree of life sits the three forms of the Devil. According to Milton’s Paradise Lost, Satan enters Eden three times, once as a toad, once as a cormorant, and lastly as a snake.”
It’s a beautiful destruction of man offered up in one intaglio print!
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How To Read A 223-Page Novel In Just 77 Minutes
Spritz is a company that makes a speed-reading technology which allows you to get through a mass of text, reading every word, in a fraction of the time it would take if you were turning the pages of a book or swiping through a Kindle.
The basis of Spritz concept is that much of the time spend reading is “wasted” on moving your eyes from side to side, from one word to the next. By flashing the words quickly, one after the other, all in the same place, eye movement is reduced almost to zero. All that’s left is the time you take to process the word before the next one appears.
The company is selling licenses for other companies who might want to use the technology in operating systems, applications, wearables, and websites. Obviously, the tiny screen of a smart watch instantly springs to mind.But the real revelation of Spritz is in trying it yourself.
So this is more interesting to me since it highlights what I’ve sort of unconsciously done since being a small child. It was always hard for me to sit still and focus, and while many books are interesting, many books have. Well. Lulls. especially when you’re very young, given some of the books.
So what I find I do when I’m reading, and this has been a great boon for a first pass reading for editing (the second pass being for grammatical problems rather than the ‘flow’ of the work), is fixating on central words in English sentences. Locking on the subject of each sentence rather than the full sentence, and ‘consuming’ the page more quickly. Spritz seems to be taking the same concept and reducing it down to the central visual of words, and feeding it to us at a just-fast-enough pace to digest (adjustable for the individual).
The fact that this technology IS actually being developed for potential electronic wearables is a delightful thing to discover.
An elegant meal for one, tonight.