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The phrase 'crumpled heap' comes to mind.
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Text to speech function that demands attention via tone and volume of voice
In England people que up to get on busses, in India people pile on
at a time. In America we have tried to balance it out by
que-related literature cannon, while encouraging 7-at-a-time
Conversations in the US usually start with a burst
of loud mutual
stuttering until the stutter with the greatest
and passion breaks through and becomes a well-ordered and
up statement that gradually loses emotional steam, eventually
leaving room for the emergence of another stutter-fight. The
is attention deficit culture.
This makes it hard for Americans to read visual text silently (on
subway or in a crowded office for instance) because we are always
regarding audio conversations as legitimate competitors for our
attention, rather than background noise.
The "Interruptotron" is a text to speech application that reads
text out loud using a synthesized voice, and modulates the volume
according to background" audio input, so that if there is
conversation, the Interruptotron will get louder and start to
until it is loudest against the background noise and then continue
if it had won the competition for attention.
||so my audio book is aggressive and obnoxious?
||and due to the country that I happen to have been born in, I am both incapable of reasoned conversation and have an attention disorder?
||[+] Why just modulate the volume ? a bit of range-finding and
||"... We traveled in a small hydroplane, and in some places in native canoes, along narrow river channels so choked with tangled vegetation overhead that in bright daylight it seemed dark HEY YOU SHADDAPAYOUFACE ! as night. The strength and the solitude of Nature the tall trees, the mirror-smooth lagoons, the immutable rivers WANNA KEEP IT DOWN OVER THERE ? NOBODY CARES ABOUT YOUR FICUS brought to mind a newly created world, untouched by man, a paradise of plants and animals. When we reached the tribes, by contrast, there before us was prehistory, the elemental, primeval existence of our distant ancestors..."