So, i'm a slow reader. I'm still trying to improve it, and with mild success. I now preview books and authors, and overview a chapter before reading it. All in all it helps, but my actual speed is slow.
There is an advatage, however. I catch mistakes. While many people assume what the word says, i don't. And that may be why i am so slow. Which makes me wonder as to which is the cause, and which is the effect.
Oddly enough, i make spelling mistakes myself that i don't catch on the proofread. Yet, if i read it again at a later date, i do. Probably the re-read material is glossed over, since i already know what it says, and thus don't do an actual read.
Latest caught mistake is in "The Career Programmer", reviewed on solidus full-stop a short time ago, by Christopher Duncan. On page 138, third line, at the end, it says "desert" where it should say "dessert".
Other people catch mistakes in movies. That is something i'm not so good at. My conjecture, therefore, is that continuity and accuracy are not related, at least as perceived by the mind. Just something to think about.
Such short thoughts. Stop.
Oh well. Stop.