Posts Tagged ‘search engines’

Speak, Memory

July 23, 2011

Speak, Memory

Remember “The End of History?  Sigh. How quickly they forget.

We now we have The End of Memory. We forget more these days, but it’s okay. We’ve all out-sourced our long-term memories to search engines. That’s according to a new report by researchers from Harvard, Columbia and the University of Wisconsin:

“Google Effects on Memory: Cognitive Consequences of Having Information at Our Fingertips,” Betsy Sparrow,Jenny Liu, Daniel M. Wegner, Science (abstract)

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Senate and Google Celebrate Calder’s Birthday

July 22, 2011

Senate and Google Celebrate Calder's Birthday

Today’s Google Doodle celebrates the birthday of American artist Alexander Calder (1898 – 1976). It’s a version of his famous hanging mobile sculptures (if you have HTML5, it moves). Here in Washington, Mr. Calder is celebrated every day by the United States Senate.

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