Readability is an add-on, plug-in, whatever to your Internet browser, that lets you strip away all the ads, banners, dancing babies and whatever from a web page, to let you read the thing in a more quiet setting, in a format like a page in a hardback novel. Arc90, a software firm in New York, designed it. They call it a bookmarklet.
Here's a page from Huffington Post, in its original form, something important about why we shouldn't overpay our ceos:
Speaking as a geezer who needs to focus, I think it's fabulous. But having worked in a couple of dot-coms that never got off the ground, I also realize that Readability works at cross purposes to a site's earning ad revenues. So use Readability, but before you go, click on the ads, and click often.
Happy New Year!