>>> "Dace" <edace at flinthills.com> 04/02/00 04:13PM >>>
Information retrieval is not the meaning of the word, "memory." When we remember something, we are bringing the past into the present.
CB: This sounds like not only time travel, but time removal. You must be speaking metaphorically.
When we retrieve information *about* the past, we are examining something in the present in order to learn about the past. If memory is retrieving information regarding past events, then reading a history book is the same as remembering.
CB: Given that "time removal" is a metaphor, this seems a distinction without a difference.