Will ‘Bionic Reading’ turn us all into speed readers?

A lot of things have become faster thanks to technology. AI-powered tools help us design and edit quicker than ever and we can communicate instantly with clients around the world. Reading, however, kind of takes the length of time it's always taken, and while we might be able to fit thousands of books in an e-reader, getting round to reading them all is another matter.

But a Swiss typography designer reckons he has a surprisingly low-tech solution, and it's taken the internet by storm. He's discovered that bolding the initial parts of words allows the eye to focus only on them, allowing the brain to quickly fill in the rest of the word. It's something that could be very welcome for anyone who's availed themselves of one of the best Kindle deals to get themselves a new e-reader.

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Joe Foley

Joe is a regular freelance journalist and editor at Creative Bloq. He writes news, features and buying guides and keeps track of the best equipment and software for creatives, from video editing programs to monitors and accessories. A veteran news writer and photographer, he now works as a project manager at the London and Buenos Aires-based design, production and branding agency Hermana Creatives. There he manages a team of designers, photographers and video editors who specialise in producing visual content and design assets for the hospitality sector. He also dances Argentine tango.