"Every perception is to some degree an act of creation, and every act of memory is to some degree an act of imagination."

-- Gerald Edelman, Second Nature: Brain Science and Human Knowledge
11 How important is memory, anyway?1 How to invent Hindu-Arabic numerals?How can we develop transformative tools for thought?2020-10-18Journal1 How to invent Hindu-Arabic numerals?2 How to invent Hindu-Arabic numerals?3 How to invent Hindu-Arabic numerals?4 How to invent Hindu-Arabic numerals?5 How to invent Hindu-Arabic numerals?6 How to invent Hindu-Arabic numerals?7 How to invent Hindu-Arabic numerals?8 How to invent Hindu-Arabic numerals?9 How to invent Hindu-Arabic numerals?10 How to invent Hindu-Arabic numerals?11 How to invent Hindu-Arabic numerals?Let's briefly get away from memory systems. Imagine you're a designer living in ancient Rome, working for MDC (Mathematical Designs Corporation). A client comes in one day, expressing a desire to improve on Roman numerals. Of course, that's not literally how they describe their problem to you – more likely it's a tax collector wanting to tabulate taxes more efficiently, and having some vague notion that MDC may be able to help. But to you, an experienced designer, it seems that an improved system of numerals may be what they need. Continue reading… Index 1 How to invent Hindu-Arabic numerals? 2 How to invent Hindu-Arabic numerals? 3 How to invent Hindu-Arabic numerals? 4 How to invent Hindu-Arabic numerals? 5 How to invent Hindu-Arabic numerals? 6 How to invent Hindu-Arabic numerals? 7 How to invent Hindu-Arabic numerals? 8 How to invent Hindu-Arabic numerals? 9 How to invent Hindu-Arabic numerals? 10 How to invent Hindu-Arabic numerals? 11 How to invent Hindu-Arabic numerals? Continue reading…