Computers Ruin Memory

The more traditional Aram Chantat still tended to regard literacy as a weakness, liable to undermine the imagination and the memory.

  • The Escapement by K. J. Parker

Replace “literacy” with “googling”, and you get something you’ve probably heard in the real world.

Computers are just a tool like writing, and it is true that we become dependent on our tools. On the other hand, this isn’t such a bad thing. The alternative is a society so primitive that the average age at death drops 30 years.

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