No problem! I think that is one advantage I have with having to use synthetic Dave, an excellent voice that never sounds robotic. - I can, therefore, listen to a whole page containing comments as well as the author's article and let it flow. In the case of this particular page, there were many points which demand challenge but I only picked out one because I know, from the experience of posting here and on three other, all different, forums that those who want to believe there is something deep, meaningful and, a word often included, profound in the text will not respond to the challenge.Quote
The voice reads exactly what is there without tiring or having to re-read sentences because, if meaning there is therein, it is so obscure that one wonders what an author's intent is. Is it simply to appeal to those with a similarly mystical-type view? Is it to tap into a gullible readership who believe there is a metaphorical crock of gold at the end of rainbows? Or is it that they themselves so firmly believe in a mystical something that remains to be found by someone someday that they wish to have this belief confirmed by others?
Some may say the above is cynical, but it is most decidedly not. It is practical, realistic, and a blinkerless view of reality and the most excellent pot of gold knowledge that is right here with us all the time, i.e. the magnificently evolved human brain. If only more would spend their lives not confusing fact with fiction and blurring the small 'unknown' area in the middle, … …