Reading Webpages. Like, actually reading!

Forget surfing. Clicking from page to page, skimming paragraphs, forgetting it immediately. Someone spent quality time writing, I want to spend quality time reading. Like the good old days. Reading beautiful print on paper, understanding, thinking about what I’m reading.

Along these lines, I totally heart that “READER” trick iOS 5 Mobile Safari does with some webpages. Anyone know how to teach Chrome or Firefox to do the same?

If you haven’t heard of it, see http://www.apple.com/ios/features.html#gallery-safari-reader.

This is an absolute revolution in actually reading overstyled, ad-riddled online content. I even find myself hitting the READER button for fairly clean content because it always produces a consistent result.

This really shouldn’t be a revolution. We know people can read/concentrate/comprehend better without distraction!

Crosspost: https://plus.google.com/109728769351141658237/posts/TCsVTGf5jeM

Update: Krzysiek Głębowicz mentioned Readability and I found dotEPUB.