Dear everyone who is considering making a video of yourself talking rather than just writing the *exact same words* into a text file, a blog post or a PDF:

Unless you're specifically targeting people who literally cannot read...

Please don't.

Sincerely, A Person Who Doesn't Have Literal Free Hours To Hear You Slooooowly Say Something It Would Take Me Five Seconds To Read And Also I Can Ctrl-F It


@natecull I can read, yet, I can't use that if I am listening on my commute, much less use Ctrl+F.

Please don't assume that being blind is the only use for talking-delivered information.

It's just a different delivery method.

I get your point, though, some "videos" are just cheap and unneeded conversions to video. It's like those pesky Facebook posts in which they use an image with text instead of the text itself.

@alvarezp @natecull You know how I'd recommend sending talking-delivered information?

I should have something that outputs audio files from HTML for you sometime soon...

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