Critical Linking: March 4th, 2014


With Spritz, which is coming to the Samsung Galaxy S5 and Samsung Gear 2 watch, words appear one at a time in rapid succession. This allows you to read at speeds of between 250 and 1,000 words per minute. The typical college-level reader reads at a pace of between 200 and 400 a minute.

This seemed silly to me, but after looking at the demo, it actually seems really amazing (and might make watch-based reading a really cool thing).


The Midwest and the West Coast dominate this year’s list of finalists for the 22nd annual PWBookstore of the Year Award. Past award-winners selected five bookstores from among the 18 nominated. The winning bookstore will be profiled along with the PW Sales Rep of the Year in the pre-BEA issue of Publishers Weekly; both awards will be given at a ceremony at BEA.

These five finalists really make me want to go on a road trip to visit them.


The U.S. Supreme Court will use a case involving workers at Inc. (AMZN) warehouses to consider whether companies must pay employees for time spent undergoing security searches.

If you make your employees go through security searches than can last a half an hour, you better pay them for it. Come on, Amazon.


Critical Linking is sponsored by Warby Parker. Affordable, stylish, vintage-inspired glasses delivered to your door.

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