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Sunday, July 15, 2007

I was right about Externalized Memory

According to a Trinity College survey released Friday, I was right.
According to a Trinity College survey released Friday, the boom in mobiles and portable devices that store reams of personal information has created a generation incapable of memorizing simple things. In effect, the study argues, these devices have replaced our long-term memory capabilities. 'As many as a third of those surveyed under the age of 30 were unable to recall their home telephone number without resorting to their mobile phones or to notes. When it came to remembering important dates such as the birthdays of close family relatives, 87 per cent of those over the age of 50 could remember the details, compared with 40 per cent of those under the age of 30.'

As the evil, mean spirited person that I am, I'm going to go ahead and say I told you so. Actually, a lot of you probably agreed with me, so there won't be much face rubbing. Just thought I'd let you know.

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