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Re: Supermarket: Let Your Fingers Do the Paying
Sun, 6 Feb 2005 10:03:07 EST

In a message dated 2/5/05 11:04:34 PM Central Standard Time, writes:

> [TELECOM Digest Editor's Note: The 'ones who get caught are bozos and
> amateurs' ... okay, so all the 19-20 year old cashiers at Walmart are
> Harvard graduates with great memories who can glance ONCE at a sixteen
> digit number and recall it exactly a few hours later when they meet
> with Mr. Mafiosi.

Is there some relationship between memorization skills and being a
Harvard graduate (or attaining any other educational level)? When I
was in high school, one of the students had memorized the entire
telephone directory of the small town where I lived -- about half the
size of Independence -- and could memorize almost anything else with
ease. But he was a very poor student and barely capable, if at all,
at making his way in life. I'm not sure he even graduated from high
school, and if he did it would have been the result of a social

Wes Leatherock

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