Think about it this way: All the technology accumulated from the dawn of time to today has given us a certain amount of processing power.
Processing what happened took her adrenaline-fused mind a long moment.
Today they had conversed via a word processing program.
Any time you can move data processing from intellects to CPUs, you get vast improvements in efficiency.
When the cost of recording all the data is zero, the cost of processing it is zero, and the cost of accessing it zero, then the many sciences, especially human health, will be democratized.
In this way, you are processing aurally, which is much slower but more focused than silent reading.
Processing aurally was familiar to Augustine while reading silently was revelatory, so noteworthy that he wrote it in his autobiography.