Thinking in the age of cyborgs
Junaid Mubeen

I remember the satisfaction of thumbing through the card catalogue, writing book numbers on slips of paper, scouring rows of dimly-lit aisles, finding the most promising sources for my inquiry, then fingering down the indexes to find my specific concern, reviewing and dismissing or accepting as close enough from the assembled knowledge base at hand.

Expediency overcame accuracy frequently as intuitive satisfaction caved under the burden of pressing deadlines.

Honestly, now, the satisfaction of efficiently finding the stepping stones needed to arrive where I want to go much more satisfying than a process largely unchanged since medieval times. Knowledge is the goal; process is the tool we use to achieve our goal.

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