Tap, tap, tap… is this thing on?
Holy cow have I been busy lately. So much self imposed fun.
I came across this article last week and have been thinking about it. Aregadgets making you dumb?
The basic premise is that my having information at our fingertips, we don’t need to use the portion of our brains that remembers things like phone numbers or addresses. It is all saved in our cell phones or PDAs. And the less you use your memory, the worse it gets.
This may be reflected in the survey findings which show that the over 50s who grew up committing more to memory report better performance in many areas than those under 30 who are heavily reliant on technology to act as their day to day aide memoir.
I thought it was especially funny that 45% of men could not remember their wedding anniversary, while only 10% of women could not.