Ruffle some feathers with Rooster!

Posted on March 18, 2014. Filed under: Food for thought | Tags: , , , |

I can thoroughly recommend Lifehacker Australia as a blog to follow. Like the title suggests, it’s got some techy stuff in it but it also has some very sound, sensible suggestions for doing life easier/smarter/faster, eg. Make DIY Travel-Sized Toiletries With A Drinking Straw.

And sometimes it throws up some fun as with this post yesterday :

Rooster Makes Books Bite-Size For People Too Busy To Read

So, Rooster is a new service that takes great novels and breaks them into bite-sized chunks – they claim the content of the book isn’t compromised; the books are intelligently split into chapters, passages and other snippets that you can read in as little as 10 or 15 minutes where you have a few spare minutes. All for a monthly subscription of $US5.

Might sound interesting – but I think those who’ve made comments have seen the essential flaw, eg. Hummingway says “I feel like an idiot now for merely cracking open a book and reading it for however long the situation allows...” and Timmah is particularly scathing, “Yeah… see now this, is the slippery slope to global stupidity.”

What do you think? Read the article – it includes a link to the Rooster site so you can have a look at what’s on offer. I’d be interested to hear if anyone takes up the offer.



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