No, we do not need you to cause memorization.
Stop Stealing Dreams
Seth Godin
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Being able to commit information and skills to memory is pretty valuable, even in a world where the internet makes many things easy to access. There are a handful of skills that pretty much everyone benefits from disproportionately if they are memorized than if they are referred to occasionally. I’m thinking of things like “reading, writing and arithmatic,” and also of things like the various rules of logic and debate.

Being able to search online for information about a “straw man argument” is not going to stop me from using one, thinking that I’m being clever.

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