Today, I was complaining about meta discussions being excessively wall-of-texty and impossible to skim and, while doing so, decided to see how many characters the text was made of. I fired up Python, typed in
len(""""""), put the cursor in the middle and pasted the question body in.
Since I used the dumb windows terminal to do so, it pasted in the text keystroke by keystroke, as if it was typed in. I found this made skimming the text much easier.
Is there a webapp that replicates this behaviour -- text appearing in at the speed at which you skim text?
I know about Spreeder, but it only shows one word at a time -- if you want to reread a passage more slowly, you can only rewind with the clunky slider, instead of just looking a line or two upwards.