[LMB] Calling on the List Mind, was Autocorrupt

Howard Brazee howard at brazee.net
Thu Jul 8 21:42:46 BST 2021



> On Jul 8, 2021, at 1:34 PM, Rebecca Price <becca7108 at gmail.com> wrote:
> 
> Except for Algebra, or other maths, I think I've had call on pretty much
> everything I learned, if only to learn that it had been incorrect and
> here's the new theory. But then, I tend to be omnivorous about my reading
> and conversations, and what I can't do (including the dreaded math), my
> husband can do. Knowledge, even if not practically applied as in a career,
> adds depth and interest to existence. It's one thing to admire the scenery
> in Colorado, for example, but knowing at least the rudiments of plate
> tectonics and geophysics makes me, at least, appreciate it all the more.

Agreed.

Also, what we learn can be indirectly useful.   For instance, learning to use the slide rule was very useful in learning proportion, inverse proportion, significant figures, estimating, unit conversion…  


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