My prediction: less than a year after this releases no one will have remembered it ever existed.
You’ve also just gotta love the headline that Elite Daily (“The Voice of Generation Y”) is going with here: “This Insane New App Will Allow You To Read Novels In Under 90 Minutes.” Not that I expect a site like ED to practice anything resembling journalism, but when did the fact of these sorts of websites basically being a PR arm of Apple/Samsung/etc become so completely transparent? Seriously, their “article” reads like a press release cooked up by a teenager on amphetamines:
The reading game is about to change forever. Boston-based software developer Spritz has been in “stealth mode” for three years, tinkering with their program and leasing it out to different ebooks, apps, and other platforms.
Now, Spritz is about to go public with Samsung’s new line of wearable technology.
“Insane,” “change the game,” “stealth mode” . . .
Anyway, you all know the critique of the ORP (which is truly a fantastic acronym for this technology). Blah, blah, can’t comprehend Middlemarch at 500 words per minute, blah, blah, reading is about thinking and reflection, not gorging yourself on words like it’s some 58 oz Slurpee, blah, blah . . .
There’s a slightly more evolved critique here about how technology is slowly trying to narrow the range of ways in which you can read, but I think I’ve had all the ORP I can stomach for one day . . .