October 30, 2007
Musings on Memory
Like Amy Wharton over at Law Librations, I'm getting to the "Bob Berring issue" of Law Library Journal a bit belatedly. A footnote in Dick Danner's piece caught my eye, referencing Dan Dabney's 1986 LLJ article, The Curse of Thamus: An Analysis of Full-Text Legal Document Retrieval, which invoked Plato's Egyptian king who bemoaned the writing of things, fearing the potential loss of knowledge and wisdom when memory was no longer necessary. Reminded me of this Wired musing on technology, memory, wisdom, and outsourcing our thoughts. The more things change...
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