Wednesday, March 18, 2009

How did people understand the brain before computers?

On the tennis court recently, I had been playing very well, then I lost my strokes and floundered horribly for a couple of sessions, then I was able to find them again and played very well this week.

The analogy that seems utterly compelling to me is that of a computer file somewhere in your system that you need to locate and access quickly in order to run a particular program in real time. Maybe with the additional detail that it needs to be on your "Recent Applications" list in order for you to find it effectively. But one couldn't have conceptualized it this way until PCs came into common usage.

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