My Impotent Online Brain

Rob Marchant
Jan 26 · 3 min read
Photo by That’s Her Business on Unsplash

While reading something on Wikipedia’s app the other day, I noticed a little box in the top right corner with the number 173 in it. Curious, I clicked on it, and was presented with 173 Wikipedia pages that I’d viewed since installing the app.

I casually flicked through them — Jake LaMotta, the Regency Era, Troy Newman, Somebody Feed Phil — and wondered how much information I could remember from them. I chose the Regency…