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Scholars Day 2008, Wednesday, April 9

Knowledge Storage: The Past, Present, and Future

Humans have long seen the value in collecting, utilizing, sharing, and storing information. Throughout history, there have been significant efforts to preserve the knowledge that has been gained in order to ensure that it is available to future generations. Without the ability to externalize knowledge from either one human memory to a another, or a physical form, priceless information would die with its originator. Along with written languages that have been developed to represent information, physical devices such as books, voice recorders, and computers are in use every day to carry out the process of storing knowledge. This paper will observe some of the basic patterns of human behavior surrounding knowledge storage that have remained consistent throughout the past, into the present day, and undoubtedly into the future.

Presenter: Kevin Ray (Undergraduate Student)
Topic: Computer Science
Location: 102 Edwards
Time: 11 am (Session II)