In reading for information our needs are often of a relatively transient kind. We look in our newspapers in order to find out what is on television tonight, we consult a specialised magazine in order to find out something about a carpet, a car, or a camera which we are thinking of buying next week, or we may, perhaps consult a geography text book in order to get relevant information about some area in which we are proposing to live. This paper, however, is primarily concerned with the information which we may want to remember for longer periods.
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