A library does not have a dynamic memory; it changes with great difficulty. Human memory, on the other hand, is constantly rewriting the connections between episodes and changing the categorizations and associative trails of information. It does not recall information so much as reconstruct it (hence, re-mindings, not just bringing episodes to mind again and again, but building them afresh each time).

Belinda Barnett
Bryce Wilner

Barnett, Belinda, “Machine Enhanced (Re)minding: the Development of Storyspace”, Digital Humanities Quarterly, Volume 6, Number 2 (2012), pp. 2–3.