A very well respected thinker published a blog post with only two sentences.
It’s not “less”.If we care enough, the opposite of more is better.Source: Seth Godin
Simply put, it reads what is written and replaces it with three options:
- A simplified version.
- A condensed version.
- An ultra-mode version which is a second pass of the condensed version.
In other words, think of the biggest book you ever read. Think about all the words in that book. Now, cut that book in half with the extra words taken out.
That’s what the machine does.
Check out the video which has quality captioning available.
The Impact of Comprehension
A great example of using this would be with podcast transcripts.
By definition, transcripts provide word for word of everything that is spoken. However, because transcripts are word for word, they require time to read.
Who do you think cares more about this ability, the podcaster or the reader? Imagine reading one podcast transcript every day for a year.
Now cut that imagination in half with a simplified version. Does it seem like the void left behind by the simplified version is quiet for the reader and filled with uproar by the podcasters?
What do you think?