How to Actually Read Things on the Internet

via The Awl by Brent Cox on 1/18/11

by Brent Cox

Reading, once you've learned how, is fundamentally easy, right? You are presented with the written word, which your brain runs through some contextual/syntactic gears, and then the meaning is imparted. It's an experience that can't be improved, other than with a pair of eyeglasses or a really swank smoking jacket. But, before the reading happens, the material needs to be acquired, identified and organized. And now that ever-increasing amounts of text are consumed online, this is a process that can be daunting, if you go it alone. So maybe this unimprovable experience is one that you're doing wrong, or inefficiently.

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