Read for pleasure and super‑fast language acquisition
Today is exactly 6 months since the first lines of Readlang’s source code were written:
commit 945599f750750ed19c37fe7337934f5e83999e8a Author: Steve Ridout <email@example.com> Date: Fri Nov 30 10:56:31 2012 +0100 initial commit
And the idea to make the site was only born a couple of days before that, so it really is a half year old. I was living in Spain and frustrasted with my progress in Spanish. At the same time, I was keen to start a new programming project, and Readlang seemed a natural fit. I’d code the site by day, and in the evenings I’d test it to read books and learn Spanish, perfect!
I got a reader prototype up and running pretty quickly, and I was reading a novel with google translations within the first week. The site’s come a long way since then. I wonder what it’ll look like in another six months time…Tweet comments powered by Disqus