Memory? We don’t need no stinkin’ memory!

I’ve occasionally referred to my Pocket PC and, by extension, the Internet, as “my other brain.”

Turns out I’m not alone:

Almost without noticing it, we’ve outsourced important peripheral brain functions to the silicon around us.

And frankly, I kind of like it.

Yeah, me too.

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    • Saskboy on October 8, 2007 at 5:57 am
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    Sounds a bit like the Arrogant Worms song, “Johnny came home headless”, but in reverse.

    • Edward Willett on October 7, 2007 at 3:02 pm
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    Oh, I don’t know about that…figuratively, if not literally, I’ve often felt I left my brain at home!

    • Saskboy on October 7, 2007 at 6:00 am
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    I’ve had a watch that has remembered my important numbers for over a decade now. Before that I could remember entire plays. Now I’m lucky to remember a poem.

    Having devices remember/recall trivia is great… until they stop working or you leave it at home. That’s where the brain will always have the advantage; you can’t forget to take it with you 🙂

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