A service where you get someone to read books for you and give you the mass of information in point form with the exact page and paragraph as reference. The idea is to try to compress the idea of the book and the sum of its values into the most accurate and concise form possible.
Books hold most of the information discovered or created during the enlightenment and before.
They are also the primary source of most historical and scientific information.
Lowered concentration spans among people make reading a hassle.
Time constraints on reading large literary works.
Could incentivize further reading once you didn't have read through the unnecessary parts.
I'm sure someone has thought of this already, It seems painfully obvious. This is more of a contribution to a great idea. Seeing a way to solve two problems in one go. Someone mentioned that philosophy, art and literature majors have no job prospects. Reading books however, is what they've studied for and it would make sense if they marketed it as a service. From Quora i was able to gather that the avarage student reads about 900 pages a course, Thats just pages read. The number might be even higher when you factor in the number of books supposed to be used as study references if they read them. As an added benefit they know the parts worth mentioning from an academic standpoint.
It makes sense , say you were researching the 1772 "attack on "gaspee'." would it not be better to have someone with actual contextual information to tell you where exactly you should read, instead of reading through dozens of pages and only finding out later that it was all irrelevant to to the main subject?