The Outsourced Brain

David Brooks column in todays NY Times wonders whether the age of information has made us empty headed.

"Memory? I've externalized it. I am one of those baby boomers who are making this the 'It's on the Tip of My Tongue Decade'. But now I no longer need to have a memory, for I have Google, Yahoo and Wikipedia. Now if I need to know some fact about the world, I tap a few keys and reap the blessings of the external mind."

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