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    from forgetting to remembering

    The overabundance of available storage capacity makes it easy for us to shift our behavioral default regarding external memory from forgetting to remembering. We save different versions of the documents we are working on to our hard disks. And we store images and music files, on the assumption that perhaps some day we might need them. Storing information has become fantastically convenient, but it’s more than convenience that makes us preserve. The truth is that the economics of storage have made forgetting brutally expensive. Consider digital cameras: When you connect your camera to your computer to upload the images you took onto your hard disk, you are usually given a choice. You can either select which images to upload, or have your computer copy automatically all images from your camera. Reassured perhaps by the soothing idea that one can always go through them later and delete the images one does not like, invariably most people choose the latter option. Economically speaking, this makes sense. Assuming it takes only three seconds for a person to look at an image and decide whether to preserve it or not, and that she values her own time at a current average wage, the “cost” of the time alone that it takes to decide exceeds the cost of storage. With such an abundance of cheap storage, it is simply no longer economical to even decide whether to remember or forget. Forgetting―the three seconds it takes to choose―has become too expensive for people to use.

    Do "forgetting"and "remembering" mean "deleting" and "saving" each? It's confusing here.


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    Re: from forgetting to remembering

    You've been long enough with us, Keannu, to know that you're supposed to cite the source of text passages you quote on the forum.

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    Re: from forgetting to remembering

    Quote Originally Posted by teechar View Post
    You've been long enough with us, Keannu, to know that you're supposed to cite the source of text passages you quote on the forum.
    Most of the passages I post here are questions of high school mock-up tests or college entrance exam, so I have no way to find the source. I tried finding them several times, but it took a lot of time and didn't work. And sometimes even if I find them, it makes little difference.

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    Re: from forgetting to remembering

    Quote Originally Posted by keannu View Post
    Do "forgetting"and "remembering" mean "deleting" and "saving" respectively? each?
    Yes, they do.

    Quote Originally Posted by keannu View Post
    It's confusing here.
    Which part do you find confusing?

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    Re: from forgetting to remembering

    Quote Originally Posted by keannu View Post
    Most of the passages I post here are questions of high school mock-up tests or college entrance exam....
    Then you can at least cite the source as "Korean high school entrance exam".
    I am not a teacher.

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