11/29/2006

An "unforgettable" article!

It's rare that something inspires me to put pen to paper these days, but the November issue of Fast Company magazine has an article that I believe every thinking person should read. It dares to pose the question: "...what will life be like when nothing is forgotten?"

 

Here's what I wrote to the author:

Congratulations! This is one of the most fascinating and important articles I can “recall” ever having read! Where/what/who would we be without our memories? Your closing paragraph triggered an association with a piece of centuries-old Chinese wisdom that I transcribed in calligraphy into a hand-bound paper notebook years ago after chancing upon it in a book retrieved from a library shelf via a fuzzy searching methodology that defies formal description: “The palest ink is better than the most retentive memory”. I’ve already made a PDF copy of your article and stored it safely on my hard drive, together with a back-up copy on an external hard disk, a copy on my virtual hard drive in WEB.DE cyberspace, and a spare copy on my LAKS.COM USB watch. (I found your article on my own weblog this evening thanks to the Fast Company RSS feed, but that's another story...) Nevertheless, I’m going to go out and buy the print edition of this issue of Fast Company magazine first thing tomorrow morning, because I want to get it in writing!

If you want to know what all the fuss is about, you can read the original article here.

 

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