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Trends, Discovery, and People in the Digital Age by Wendy Evans, David P. Baker

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Children of the cloud

David Vogt

Abstract

How the human brain processes and manages information is a captivating topic within the realm of ‘people in the digital age’, information science and librarianship. One of the most interesting dimensions of this is how we filter information and either instantly or more gradually forget it, when it is deemed unimportant, mostly because we can’t remember and/or usefully apply everything we’ve experienced. This is our neural ‘librarianship’, and different people develop vastly different methods and abilities in this regard.This chapter considers the analogy between the brain and computing science. In the digital age we are about to have an infinitely greater cloud memory at our immediate disposal. ...

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