Having a tough time slogging through your bedside copy of the Pentagon Papers? Well, Spreeder is here to help you read all about our Indochina activities at a much faster rate.
It works like this: just copy+paste your text into the box on the website, and Spreeder will automatically convert the text into a file that flashes the words, one at a time, on the screen. The speed is variable (the default is 300 wpm), and the goal is to keep raising your rate in order to “silence subvocalization.”
According to Spreeder, most of us read at about 200 wpm, because that’s as fast as we can read a passage out loud. We have our inner-voice (in a literal sense, not in a Jiminy Cricket sense) constantly saying the words to us while we read them. By throwing words at you faster than your voice can speak them, the act of reading simply becomes a visual experience, and the human eye is very adept at processing information quickly.
So, really, there’s no excuse left for you not to read all that the National Archives has to offer. It’s what all responsible, informed Americans do.