I’m really digging the “Daily Review” at Amazon Kindle:
Daily Review is a tool to help you review and remember the most significant ideas from your books. It shows you flashcards with either your highlights and notes or the Popular Highlights from one of your books.
Only books that you have marked as “read” are eligible for review, and Daily Review will take you through all of your read books, one per day.
The periodic review of ideas makes it easier to remember them. This works better if you space the reviews over increasing time intervals, a “Spacing Effect” that was first identified by German psychologist Hermann Ebbinghaus.
I log into my Amazon Kindle account, then start clicking on the flashcards. Lessons like this one, once easily forgotten, are now foisted back on me: “When self-love no longer receives any nourishment, in the end it can only starve to death.” Wilfrid Stinissen, Into Your Hands Father * * * * * * * That Stinissen book, incidentally, is highly recommended. * * * * * * * It’s good to know I’m not the only idiot out there: Jim Grant “is also the owner of ‘too many gold mining shares’ for which he has, ‘a great deal of worry for the present but a great deal of conviction for the future.’” Link. I, too, own a lot of mining stocks, much to my monetary detriment. I’m glad to see the financial world’s most-respected journalist is sharing my pain. He also owns physical gold, which has gotten hammered. I don’t own physical gold, so heck, I’m actually ahead of the game, vis-a-vis Mr. Grant. * * * * * * * The fact-free left: terrible minimum wage laws and other. Vintage Thomas Sowell.Bookmark it: del.icio.us | Reddit | Slashdot | Digg | Facebook | Technorati | Google | StumbleUpon | Window Live | Tailrank | Furl | Netscape | Yahoo | BlinkList
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