Posts Categorized: General Interest

ReadQuick

Here’s an interesting idea for an app: ReadQuick teaches you to read articles one word at a time. It’s meant to increase your overall reading speed and comprehension. I’d be very interested to see the results from this. Check out ReadQuick’s site or download the app (iOS only as of 2013-01-08) for more info. (via… Read more »

Why W.E.B. DuBois Wouldn’t Vote

Very intriguing article on why DuBois wouldn’t vote in the 1956 presidental election. An excerpt: In 1956, I shall not go to the polls. I have not registered. I believe that democracy has so far disappeared in the United States that no “two evils” exist. There is but one evil party with two names, and… Read more »

92 Year Old Supports Troops by Pirating DVDs

John Piper always talks about not wasting your life in retirement…is this what he meant? “It’s not the right thing to do, but I did it,” says a 92-year-old man from New York who has become something of a folk hero to the soldiers in Afghanistan and Iraq who have been on the receiving end… Read more »