The ancient motto said “repetitio mater studiorum est” – repetition is the mother of learning. Back then, information was a very scarce commodity. Universities were few and far between and libraries did not exactly issue member cards. Valuable information needed to be stored in the all-time amazing filing system that is the human brain.
Today tiny humans begin their formal education at a very early age with the use of colorful cards, skillfully designed toys and the use of those wonderfully lovely nursery rhymes. Once they grow, they no longer need to remember large quantities of information because the growing digitization of everything makes it a breeze to instantly find out what the names of all Santa’s reindeer are or the estimated population of any city on the planet.
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