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readaratus: A dynamic book reading system for computers


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{"ops":[{"insert":"Since the invention of the printing press we have seen little progress in the reading habits of humans. A physical book once published on paper or imitated on a computer, would not allow for its content to interact with the reader. No book, for example, would let the reader to turn any of its tables into an interactive chart despite the fact that it is quite difficult for humans to interpret large bodies of numbers. This immutable nature of paper curbs mental development of humans, but the situation is being changed by the arrival of computers. Humans(and other animals) learn by interacting with their environment and an environment rich in live elements would definitely boost the intellectual abilities of its reader. A computer is a medium that provides necessary tools needed to build a dynamic environment for any situation and there is an urgent need for lush, rich, and dynamic learning environments.\nreadaratus is a tiny proof of concept and computerized experiment to introduce some dynamism into the realm of books. \nThe following list demonstrates the current features of readaratus:\nUnit conversion"},{"attributes":{"list":"bullet"},"insert":"\n"},{"insert":"Figure referencing"},{"attributes":{"list":"bullet"},"insert":"\n"},{"insert":"Teleportation"},{"attributes":{"list":"bullet"},"insert":"\n"},{"insert":"Enhanced TOC"},{"attributes":{"list":"bullet"},"insert":"\n"},{"insert":"Dual page search"},{"attributes":{"list":"bullet"},"insert":"\n"},{"insert":"TOC synthesis for books that lack one"},{"attributes":{"list":"bullet"},"insert":"\n"},{"insert":"Real page numbers"},{"attributes":{"list":"bullet"},"insert":"\n"},{"insert":"Right now, we are working on some experimental features listed below:\nTable to chart"},{"attributes":{"list":"bullet"},"insert":"\n"},{"insert":"Live code snippets"},{"attributes":{"list":"bullet"},"insert":"\n"},{"insert":"Keyboard-averse gesture commanding"},{"attributes":{"list":"bullet"},"insert":"\n"},{"insert":"\nOur misson is to remind people that computers could be used in better ways.\n\nhttps://readaratus.ir\n"}]}

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