Hardware+Mnemonist - objects, many almost identical to the...

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New York Times Sunday January 10 2010 Metropolitan section page 1 (NJ) What About George? [George Kramer] has a developmental disability, which is obvious to people who meet him, but he also has a rare and less apparent ability: George, 71, has a powerful memory On the surface, a run-down hardware shop in Flatbush might seem an odd place for a person like George to thrive. But if you set aside the sheets of pegboard and the metal cabinets and the key-making machine, what is left are hundreds and hundreds of small, obscure utilitarian
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Unformatted text preview: objects, many almost identical to the casual observer. George can identify each nut and bolt and screw on sight, and he knows where , exactly, in the store it is kept. He can tell you its cost. And he can tell you the name and often the phone number of the company that makes it. His command of the inventory is such that the [hardware shop owner] has never had to invest in a computer to track it....
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This note was uploaded on 11/17/2011 for the course PSYCHOLOGY 830:303 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '10 term at Rutgers.

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