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09 July 2012

Do You Trust Your Memory?

Are there facts or clues that you are still entrusting to your memory? Never assume that something is "impossible" to forget.  This temptation is greatest when researching a distance away from home. Don't wait to "write it down later to save time." It may take a little time during your research trip to write down "why" you copied something or "how" you reached a conclusion, but that time is well spent.

Waiting until you get home is only asking to forget.

2 comments:

  1. My memory has been tested -- and it failed!

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  2. "The advantage of a bad memory is that one enjoys several times the same good things for the first time." -- Friedrich Nietzsche

    :-)

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