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katstevens From: katstevens Date: June 10th, 2007 09:44 am (UTC) (Link)
As a teenager, before I had to learn anything difficult (say, A-level Maths) then I would fill up my brain with ridiculous amounts of trivia or scripts from tv shows or tracklistings from albums, and I was bloody good at remembering it all, in order (I wonder if spending the majority of my spare time doing high intensity physical activity helped with the concentration?) When things started getting trickier to understand and my brain stopped growing faster than the amount of new information to process (or perhaps because I discovered BOOZE) my brain fell to pieces and my memory is pretty awful. I vowed never to do another exam ever again after finals due to a mixture of laziness, relief and lack of confidence in my own brain power as regards learning huge chunks of stuff. I don't think I *can* learn things that way any longer and I don't think I want to.

Personally I am glad that Google is the new way of 'learning', because researching is one thing I am now very good at that I never was before - someone has finally invented the tool that lets me research things efficiently! Which is basically what my job involves. Pre-Google I never seemed to have the right books or even knew where to start looking for answers. Though there is always the problem of being over-dependent on your primary tool (hur hur hur, that sounds k-rude).
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