A commenter pointed me to this Wired article by Gary Wolf: Want to Remember Everything You'll Ever Learn? Surrender to this Algorithm.
These quotes from the article describe how I feel, to a tee:
Learning things is easy. But remembering them — this is where a certain hopelessness sets in.
Wozniak felt that his ability to rationally control his life was slipping away. "There were 80 phone calls per day to handle. There was no time for learning, no time for programming, no time for sleep...."
Our capacity to learn is amazingly large. But optimal learning demands a kind of rational control over ourselves that does not come easily. Even the basic demand for regularity can be daunting.
Has anyone tried SuperMemo (described in article)?
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