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J. David Blackstone has a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and Engineering and nine years of experience at a wireless telecommunications company, where he learned Perl and never looked back. J. David has an advantage in that he works really hard, he has a passion for writing good software, and he knows many of the world's best Perl programmers.

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Friday October 18, 2002
09:20 AM

Speed reading

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Anybody know anything about speed reading?

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  • Given all my deadlines, does anyone know anything about "speed writing"?

    {grin}

    --
    • Randal L. Schwartz
    • Stonehenge
  • Speed reading has its uses --- surely you've read technical specs and just glossed over sections. Similar to speed reading. The speed readers just extract the gist rapidly and move on.

    It's also a nasty thing when it comes to anywhere the author's crafted their words. You miss the joy of reading the words, reflecting on why the author chose them, etc. A tragedy.

    I sometimes catch myself speeding over some books and have to deliberately go back a few pages and carefully read. It's not good.
    --
      ---ict / Spoon
  • I think that's my fastest rate I hit in high school when I was learning to speed read. I had about an 80% comprehension/retention rate. I stopped speed reading so I have really lost the skill. I still remember most of the techniques and such but I don't use it much anymore.

    I was able to consume a lot of books during that phase. It's definitely a skill that takes some effort to acquire and maintain.