Re: Speed-reading (

Hara Ra (
Sun, 29 Dec 1996 21:38:09 -0800

Kennita Watson wrote:

> About 25 yrs ago, I was exposed to a machine called "Tach-X" that displayed
> a line at a time and covered up the words sequentially. I got up to about
> 550 by the end of the term (the only term, damn the public schools). I've
> often wanted such a machine since.

One approach is software. It is simple enough to write a program which
displays a few words
centered in the screen with a brief delay between phrases. Since you do
not have to saccade your eyes, rapid reading rates for text files can be
readily realized.

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