Google Is Like a Mental Prosthetic?

a: Google ~
b: Mental Prosthetic

What: The linked article discusses how search engines can change the way humnan memory works. But the word "Prosthetic" is the wrong word. A prosthetic replaces something that is missing. If search engine users had NO memory it would a good description. I like "mental adjuvent." An adjuvent is something that helps or assists. This noun is usually used in the context of drug formulation. But it works in memory recall too.

Writer: Rachelle Dragani
Date: Aug 2 2011 2:14 PM

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