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A website with an engine that tells you how much of X has
while you read a certain sentence. You could type in a sentence
then the engine would calculate how long, on average, it would
someone to read it. The site would use a formula taking
into account: commas would add more time. Then
could see the statistics, such as how many people
had died while you read the sentence, how many people had
while you read it, etc. You could specify countries: for
many people have been born in China while I read this
Not exactly as requested, but nonetheless interesting... [csea, Nov 21 2009]
Thank you Mr. Sagan.
[2 fries shy of a happy meal, Nov 22 2009]
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||Or good about themselves. "Hey guys, while I typed a brief paragraph on molecular chemistry for my essay, child mortality in Africa actually decreased by 20 deaths in that time due to broadly improving standards of living!"
||Probably baked, too good of an idea, I think. +
||How much of my productive capacity went right down my leg* in the time it took to read that sentence while at work?
||* roughly what my productive capacity is worth to anyone anyway, so there's no great loss.
||Well it wasn't me... I was reading a title at the time...
||I agree with  - this exists, but I'm not looking for one now.
||I haven't been able to find one of these.
||It's going to self-adjust for the reading speed of each viewer? Or just unapologetically get it wrong and present false data?
||What DrWorm said.
UnaBubba that sounds like a time equivalence compression problem. You just need to expand the timeline horizon threshold to reflect the comprehension to eye movement ratio.
||How many traffic accidents happen because of
people looking at poodwaddle (link) on their iphones?