Tuesday, June 29, 2010

What I Learned Today: External Storage for the Brain

More from Scott Adams: as humans we're very good at adjusting our environments to create external storage for our brains.  Take a look at the walls of our houses: paintings and photographs that connect us to our past. We keep journals to remember events.  Now we have digital and analog devices.

When I was at the Library of Congress recently, there were kiosks that allowed me to create a LOC account and "store" exhibits of the day that I could then go online at my leisure and examine more fully.

We try this with nature, but nature often obscures our brain storage.  Search for Fidelity, KY on Google Maps for example.

Saturday, June 26, 2010