The Guardian of All Things: The Epic Story of Human Memory

The Guardian of All Things: The Epic Story of Human Memory - Michael S. Malone The Guardian of All Things is the fascinating story of humanity's quest to record its memories for the future. From cave paintings to microchips and beyond, with detours for the "memory theatres" of the Renaissance and modern studies of the brain, Malone mostly examines the exterior technology of memory, but his reflections on the implications of those technologies are thoughtful and insightful. I would actually give this book 3-1/2 if it were allowed, because I found the part on computers to be somewhat dry, but on the whole it was a very worthwhile read.