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Is An Audiobook Really a Book?

Comments   2   Date Arrow  December 1, 2023 at 8:58pm   User  by Mark Willis

I see red whenever I run into the pompous assertion that reading by listening to a book read aloud is not really reading. Then I ask (loudly, of course, to anyone who will listen), how did I read Ulysses (three times in as many decades) and Finnegans Wake (not quite once, completely)? How did I [...]

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Ray Kurzweil Will Offer Free EBook Software For Universal Text-To-Speech (UTS) Reading

Comments   0   Date Arrow  October 20, 2023 at 9:19am   User  by Mark Willis

Calvin Reid reports in Publishers Weekly from the Frankfurt Book Fair that Ray Kurzweil is bringing free software with Universal Text-To-Speech (UTS) technology to the ebook market:

Baker & Taylor announced a partnership with acclaimed scientist, inventor and futurist Ray Kurzweil, CEO of Kurzweil Technologies, to supply digital content for K-NFB Reading Technology, a newly developed [...]

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