Take the example of Einstein;
Einstein was once being interviewed by a reporter who asked for his phone number.
“Certainly” replied Einstein, who proceeded to pick up the phone directory and look it up, before writing it on a slip of paper and handing it to the reporter.
Astonished, the reporter said, "You are considered to be the smartest man in the world and you can't remember your own phone number?”
Einstein replied, “Why should I memorise something when I know where to find it?”
He felt it unnecessary to memorise anything that he could look up in under two minutes. Now, relatively speaking, (pun very much intended) there was not a huge amount of information that he could bring to hand in under two minutes. Compare his resources to the wealth of knowledge we can get access to in literally seconds today. What would he possibly make of our ability to harness pretty much all human knowledge while waiting at a bus stop? Would he have held any information in his head?
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