Fangs is a Firefox extension that emulates a screen reader. It creates a textual representation of a web page similar to how the page would be read by one of the modern screen readers. I don’t know about you but I don’t particularly enjoy reading long articles on a computer screen that was never made for the job in the first place.
We really do need ways to consume long-form articles of more than 1000 words or so. Rest assured that there will be many attempts over the coming years to produced software and most likely hardware as well that will bring the basic human experience of reading for hours rather than minutes into the 21st century. A this is an interesting Firefox extension that begins to move us down the right road.