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Summary: "The Internet has become a primary form of external or transactive memory, where information is stored collectively outside ourselves." That's exactly how I feel about my blog some times. What movies died I recently watch? Uh, I need to . . .

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> "The Internet has become a primary form of external or transactive memory, where information is stored collectively outside ourselves." That's exactly how I feel about my blog some times. What movies died I recently watch? Uh, I need to look it up on my blog!
> -- AlexSchroeder 2011-07-21 19:20 UTC



Jovial Priest
Interesting Alex.

Since starting my blog I have read fewer books. Most of my reading time is spent instead reading blogs. I have a Facebook account I barely use, and I don’t use Twitter.

I don’t feel bad about this change, except when I think of my goal by 40. A fantasy novel ready for publication. Well 40 past, and the novel remains unwritten.

– Jovial Priest 2011-07-17 06:17 UTC



AlexSchroeder
There are definitely things that make reading blogs more attractive than books. It’s interactive. Talking to real people. There is a big variety. Right now I’m not so much trying to cut down on the reading itself but things that superficially look like blog posts by ordinary people but deeper down they are marketing messages. The kind of stuff I’m talking about are the Paizo blog, the E.N. World column, the Atomic Array podcast, …

AlexSchroeder 2011-07-17 13:42 UTC



RadomirDopieralski
Perhaps the fact that you forget it two days later is caused by the Internet itself? There is a fresh report on that: http://www.sciencemag.org/content/early/2011/07/13/science.1207745

RadomirDopieralski 2011-07-21 16:17 UTC



AlexSchroeder
“The Internet has become a primary form of external or transactive memory, where information is stored collectively outside ourselves.” That’s exactly how I feel about my blog some times. What movies died I recently watch? Uh, I need to look it up on my blog!

AlexSchroeder 2011-07-21 19:20 UTC


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