Outboard Brain

Thinking Space, Commonplace Book, Remembrance Agent

Oct'2014: Thomas Dixon using Twitter as his prosthetic. Four years ago, Dixon was out for a run near his parents' house when he was struck by a car and injured so badly that doctors weren't sure if he would survive. He doesn't remember the accident, but it left a permanent and pervasive mark on his life: Since that day, his memory hasn't been the same. In particular, his episodic memory—specific, autobiographical details like where he was, who he met, what he ate and the like—has been compromised by the traumatic brain injury he sustained that late November afternoon.

Cory Doctorow, 2002: http://archive.oreilly.com/pub/a/javascript/2002/01/01/cory.html


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