I'm memorizing all of the world capitals. What other flash-cardable things would be useful/impressive to memorize? [more inside]
How do you retain information from scholarly - history of facts, ideology, and economics largely - articles? [more inside]
I am about to embark on a massive technical book reading escapade. Please share your information retention methods. [more inside]
You're probably all familiar with this: you spend a couple of hours burning through pile of Google Reader/Read It Later/Instapaper items, and everything seems to clear and informational and your attention level is high and you get all those great ideas and... and it stays in your head for two days.
Do you know any good tools or habits I can use to improve retention of what I read? Do you keep a journal? Make notes? Write down short abstracts of more interesting articles? Periodically re-read some stuff? [more inside]
Can you point me to any good writing (research-based, speculative, or heck, even fictional) about the potential historical permanence or impermanence of digital media? I'm interested in both professional (theatrical movies, book publishing, maps...) and personal (digital snapshots, Livejournal, email...) forms of digital information storage. [more inside]
Is there a scientific name for the information gap between an event and the traces that we have of this event? [more inside]
What *information* do you keep on your USB memory stick? Other questions
ask about applications - I'm more interested in the data that you find it useful to carry everywhere. todo lists? contact information? Bank account numbers?