zuzu on 4 Mar 2009 09:01:20 -0800

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Re: [PLUG] Firefox crashes with lots of tabs open

2009/3/4 Art Alexion <art.alexion@gmail.com>:
> On Tuesday 03 March 2009 05:05:07 pm bergman@merctech.com wrote:
>> => if I need to act on it.  Browser tabs, like EMACS buffers, are my
>> => "working memory".
> I sort of do this, but rarely get beyond a dozen tabs.  If I don't get to it
> today, there is going to be even more tomorrow, and I won't have more time
> tomorrow.  By the next day there will be even more.  I find that I can't get to
> read /everything/ I want.  If I don't get to stuff in a few days, the tabs get
> closed, and I move on.
> Nothing personal, but 300-500 tabs seems like the electronic equivalent of
> those recluse homes with newspapers and magazines piled six feet high
> everywhere with just a maze to navigate to the refrigerator and the bathroom.

The thing to remember is that networked computers act as externalized
memory and augment our cognitive capacity.  Just ask Doug Engelbart.

I take it you're also not the sort who has over a terabyte of MP3s, or
has OCR'd all their books into searchable PDFs?

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