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OT: Spatial thinking (WAS: Re: Letf / Right,was Re: Countandmass nouns)

From:Nik Taylor <yonjuuni@...>
Date:Thursday, January 22, 2004, 4:46
Tristan McLeay wrote:
> Typically I find that road maps are labelled. If I wanted to know where > Kansas was, I'd turn to a map of the entire US and hope they wrote the > states out in full because otherwise I wouldn't know if I was looking for > KA or KS.
Well, true. Still, that's a lot of searching, which would make it rather slow work. And it seems to me that to be able to use a map quickly and effortlessly would be contradictory with having to search for locations, to be able to find a given state quickly, and then to quickly find the desired city within that state. And I still don't see how that ability could exist without a mental labeling. -- "There's no such thing as 'cool'. Everyone's just a big dork or nerd, you just have to find people who are dorky the same way you are." - overheard ICQ: 18656696 AIM Screen-Name: NikTaylor42


Nik Taylor <yonjuuni@...>Spatial thinking (WAS: Re: Letf / Right,was Re:Countandmass nouns)