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02 Mar 2007

What Is The Value of Learning Easily Accessible Facts?

Many exams, certifications and interviews expect you to memorise and then regurgitate random facts. In the real world you know some of the data but when you must use the right incantation to get something done you look it up to make sure.

There are lots of things I do happen to know but an awful lot more that I can never remember. Once upon a time I could memorise enormous amounts of stuff with near photographic recall, now I struggle to remember shopping lists without writing them down! I'm still able to do my job perfectly well because what I don't know I know how to find out.