I just remembered: I forgot to do a post today

One of my strengths is being able to forget; one of my innumerable areas for development is remembering stuff.

I can remember all manner of facts and information that has no especial application, if it fits with one of my obsessions of interest. Anything that might be of immediate and concrete use, often goes unremembered. The cat could vouch for me on this shortcoming as she clutches her ample gut and curses me for running out of cat food and not feeding her all afternoon…

I have been through three or four memory sticks for the computer since Christmas: a couple broken through ill-treatment (accidental), others lost.
One turned up today in the washing machine. I dont know how long it had been there. Safe to say, it too will have forgotten all the important things I asked it to remember…

But I have been thrown a lifeline. A laptop from work that connects to the work network. Now I can save things to a power higher than my own, a memory more reliable, a collective of information – one that will never, ever, not even in my most absent-minded of moments, end up in the wash.


The Persistence of Memory - Salvador Dali

Posted on April 13, 2011, in Art, Be not idle and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. Don’t trust that particular magic too much! Remote connections to intranets, in my sad experience, can have hissy fits too,

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