March 13, 2007

Another common reading practice that I am not hot about is actually saying out loud the numbers of the sections when reading a series. The numbers in a series always seemed to me to be more visual information that could just as easily be replaced on the page with a symbol to represent the break. To read "number four" out loud as if you were reading a title has the effect of disunifying the piece for me. I'd prefer a pause, jazz hands or other gesture, or just about anything else to represent the transition from one segment of a series to another. This falls into that area of visual information that could best be expressed differently/more effectively in an audio context.



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