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The age of external knowledge: why know anything except how to search


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An interesting post on The Age of External Knowledge and the role of knowledge vs capacity to search.   Very trusting of Google: too trusting?

I think that more important than the facts-on-hand, are the questions-in-mind which condition us to be alert to the answers we need.

if there is a limit on cognitive space, then best is to have the right questions in mind

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  1. January 28, 2010 at 6:20 pm

    But can you ask (or recognize) good questions if you don’t know the topic?

  2. January 28, 2010 at 10:30 pm

    of course not, but in terms of allocation of brain space and in terms of answering a specific question, it’s far more important to be able to “refresh” your working knowledge with excellent search than to spend time up loading knowledge into long term memory (“having it on board”)

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