Redub Reader bills itself as “an experiment in improving the way long texts are read on screen.” Just one edition old, it takes articles that Redub’s founders found difficult to read online and put them in a ‘reader’ that allows you to scroll sideways instead of down, to read text arranged in newspaper-like columns. Features include annotation and highlighting.
Articles are split into sections such as Economy, Food, Fiction and Future of Publishing.
Read an New York Times article that asked whether doctors and nurses were trying to comfort patients or hasten their death by injecting them with drugs in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.
While it looks good, it’s slow to load and not that easy to know what articles are available – a search box would be a start. Some information on who is behind it would be useful too.