Maybe not speed reading, but how about speed viewing?

24 Jun

I have longed to believe in speed reading. The thought of whole libraries of unread books is depressing. Unfortunately, research does not support the claims made about speed reading (although, I do hold out some hope for the RSVP technique).

Now, an article in The Washington Post reports on speed viewing of television:

I have  a habit that horrifies most people. I watch television and films in fast forward. This has become increasingly easy to do with computers (I’ll show you how) and the time savings are enormous. Four episodes of “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” fit into an hour. An entire season of “Game of Thrones” goes down on the bus ride from D.C. to New York.

Here’s how you can experiment with this in Youtube.


Maybe, now I can finally watch Breaking Bad!


One Response to “Maybe not speed reading, but how about speed viewing?”

  1. Enrique Guerra-Pujol June 24, 2016 at 12:13 pm #

    I have used the speed-viewing option a few times on Coursera, but I find the change in voice just too damn distracting

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