Thursday, July 1, 2010


In the story "Shame and Forgetting in the Information age" by Charles Baxter, he tries to tell us that memories are important to us good or bad, but we need to be able to let go of some of them. Also Baxter wants us to realize that with all the technology today we become overexposed to information that can effect our memories that can cause us shame. the final and most important part that Baxter conveys to the reader is that along with all the technologies we have, there are different types of memories that a person can have; information memory verses experience memory. The information memory is the one that we need to watch out for due to the overload of information we get today. Finally our experience memory is what shapes us as people, and makes use who we are today.

Quotes used

Shame and technology:
"He was among the ranks of those who cannot easily process written information, the data-disabled" pg.142

Memories and Shame:

"His father-his and mine-died in 1948 when Tom was nine years old, and at the funeral some man, some friend of the family, told Tom, "you're not going to cry, are you?" it wasn't a question it was an order. "he told me to stuff it" Tom said later. And stuff it he did, with food." pg.142

Technology vs Memory

"your memory can now in casual conversation refer to your computers memory rather than your own." pg 145

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