Wednesday March 02, 2005

The Value of Keeping Records

Some number of years ago, Rich went to a talk. He remembers the subject; it impressed him. I remember him coming home and telling me all about the talk.. He doesn't, unfortunately, recall the name of the speaker, the date, the title of the talk, or the location. Also unfortunately, the topic doesn't Google well.**

Rich says:

A while back, I attended a talk which (IIRC) described genes, neurons, tools, books, and programs as forms of memory. The speaker noted that tools store information in a useful but not accessible form and that books do the converse. Programs (ideally :-) do both.

I haven't been successful in finding this in Google; might any of you be familiar with the source of this notion?

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