remember wholesale

vt. (from the Philip K. Dick short story “We Can Remember It For You Wholesale”)

  1. To remind oneself of something using machine-assisted memory. For example, to recall a particular IM discussion by reading or searching the log.

Remembering something wholesale is similar to but distinct from googleknowing (just-in-time learning using a search engine). You have to have already known and forgotten something to remember it wholesale.

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