Thursday, April 01, 2004

How many bytes can one read in an hour?

I've just been backreading some old blog entries in a skip-uninteresting-parts way, while still reading most of the content. It was 67000 chars (or 13000 words) which I read in just under 2 hours. I can come up with these specific numbers thanks to the handy word-count feature in Word. This is available right from the Tools menu nowadays; leading to the suggestion that Microsoft surveys found out people like this feature and use it a lot. At least, as far as my knowledge goes, Microsoft investigates the usage of Office programs, in order to give often used functions a more prominent place in the program.
It seems I read about 10 chars / second, giving me a 0,01KB/sec reading speed. Is that fast?