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Your brain isn't a library. It's an index.

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By Ezra Klein  |  May 18, 2009; 6:30 PM ET
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re~ "your brain isnt a library"

at our "friends of the library" bookstore, you can buy beautiful, leatherbound sets of encyclopedias for under twenty dollars.
they sit on the shelf like old leathery dinosaurs, relics of the past.
it made me remember....when my oldest child was quite young, i saved up and was so proud to be able to buy him a full encyclopedia!
i bought him "the world book" because i could not have afforded
the gold standard,"encyclopedia brittanica."
"the world book" four hundred dollars, the only thing i ever purchased on was so expensive. and though some of the information would be out of date the following year, it still seemed like the quintessential gift of knowledge, and it was a proud moment when i finally paid it off, and set the volumes out on my son's shelf.
i dont think i ever would have dreamt at that time, what limitless resources would be available for learning, in my own lifetime.
when i was a child, to find information, i would go to the meticulously, handwritten, dewey decimal cards in a delicate wooden cabinet, at the small library, or use the encyclopedia my grandmother purchased, volume by volume as a weekly movie matinee give~away, "world's popular" encyclopedia.
knowledge seemed more mysterious, hidden away in big tomes......when i opened those books, it was like they were treasures containing the mysteries of the world, under my small desk lamp.
and now, what a different world!
knowledge and limitless creativity at lightning speed!!
who would have imagined!

Posted by: jkaren | May 18, 2009 8:50 PM | Report abuse

15 posts...not a bad first day at the WaPo, eh? Your blogging powers are arguably superhuman.

Posted by: davestickler | May 19, 2009 12:32 AM | Report abuse

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