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In 1993 Douglas Adams, the world-renowned author of The Hitchhikers Guide of the Galaxy, recorded a short piece of audio for his US publisher of the time – Bob Stein of Voyager Expanded Books. Who would know how prophetic his words would sound nearly twenty years later, and how accurate his sense of the evolution of the book was.
In this short recording, Douglas Adams charts the evolution of the book from the ‘hardware problems’ of writing on rocks, to scrolls, to the bound book and finally the silicon chip. The animation to go along with it was created as part of the International Douglas Adams Animation Competition.
From The Literary Platform
First off, I want to offer my apologies for not posting here more often. It doesn’t feel as if I have neglected you for a couple months but indeed this is the case.
I found a basic reading test this morning which gives you page of text, asks three basic comprehension questions and then ranks you against the national (US) average.
It’s not a perfect test since the text is so short but it is kind of fun. Let us know how fast you read.
How fast do you read?