"the problem of forgetting might not torment us so much if we could only convince ourselves that remembering isn't important. perhaps the things we learn -words, dates, formulas, historical and  biographical details -don't really matter. facts can be looked up. that's what the internet is for. when it comes to learning, what really matters is how things fit together. we master the stories, the schemas, the frameworks, the paradigm; we rehearse the lingo, we swim in the episteme."