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The passing away of knowledge: Technological obsolescence

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Consider, for example, the almost totally forgotten knowledge of how to count efficiently on your fingers (well beyond ten), and do addition and subtraction—known now to few, and none (I bet) are fluent.

And the memorization skills and techniques, now being rediscovered to a degree, that enabled earlier generations to carry in their heads whole collections of poetry and literature—including the Iliad and the Odyssey.

But the issue of the moment is the amazing amount of learning to become a London cabbie: The Knowledge. Is it worth the effort any more? Things change, see examples above.

Written by LeisureGuy

10 November 2014 at 5:05 pm

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