Like many others my every waking moment is spent engaging in some type of task generally related to a much larger project with thousands of moving pieces. Reading books seems almost like a thing of the past in todays modern society which is quite unfortunate seeing that most true historical knowledge is still either in a physical book or pdf. format. With a calling that demands that I be as precise as possible when dealing with a wide range of subjects I cannot lean on gnosticism alone to unravel every topic. In short I’m not able to neglect reading the hundreds of books that fill my “must read” folder weekly. So I have taken to a certain procedure, which I will detail to you here, in order to continue expanding my knowledge base without sacrificing the time needed to maintain the Mission. World Enlightenment.
Is it Digitized or not?
This is the biggest question and in order to answer that question here are the characteristics of a digitized versus non-digitized book. If its a physical copy of a book it is not digitized. If it is a scanned in copy of a book although it is in .pdf format it is not digitized. If it was put together in some type of word processing application such as Microsoft Word then it is most likely digitized. You will need for your book to be digitized before it can be fed in to the Text-to-Speech applications mentioned later in this post.
How do I Digitize something?
Its not impossible to convert a book or writing in to digital format its only important to access the script and determine what route would be best. If its still in physical book format with the binding in tact it may be best to consider sending it to 1DollarScan a cheap solution for scanning and digitizing books especially those with hundreds of pages. 1DollarScan has special equipment to do this. You only need to consider that 1DollarScan will remove the spine from the book and you must request that the book be sent back to you. This somewhat destroys the physical book but you will have the OCR version which allows you to convert it in to being read by the TTS applications I’m going to mentioned further in this post.