TheShavingofOccam123: That's it. I'm not worrying anymore about the Oxford comma.
dittybopper: phalamir: Yet we managed to not only not run around banging rocks together, but crank out both written culture and technological advancements.Actually, banging rocks together was the basis of our first major technological advancements.[img.fark.net image 640x480]
mike_d85: ph0rk: I don't think we need the focus on recall that we used to - technology has improved to the point that it is far, far more useful to know how to get information than it is to recall all of it.It is analogous to memorizing multiplication or integrals tables - sure, you know it when you know it, but when it doesn't fit into the set of knowledge you have memorized, what then? OTOH, if you memorize a handful of rules or steps for figuring out the answer, you can handle complex problems beyond those anticipated by the creators of the tables.So, in short, just use Google.^^This. I have found for years that my brain doesn't function in a memorize/recall way. However, I can compile a huge swath of small pieces of information into one logical conclusion. Came in hella handy when I was putting together databases and trying to automate office processes.My short-term memory is awesome and I'd say my cognitive function is a-ok. My long-term memory sucks and I have virtually no ability to develop an idea deeply. As a counter-point: most of the ideas I spout out after 3 seconds of thought most people think I've spent days thinking about. However, it never gets any deeper.
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