Short Term Memory.I love to watch documentaries on TV along with sports and the news that's about all I do watch.
It's amazing what you can learn from the documentary channels, and what really seals the deal for me, is that documentaries are constantly updating.
When I was a kid at school we were still being taught the received wisdom of the Victorians on most subjects. The Victorians got so much wrong about so many subjects, some times due to their superior Empire builders attitude, sometimes because they just didn't have the technology and analytical devices
that we have today.
My only slight regret is, that because of my short term memory problems caused by the brain damage I sustained in 1973. At the end of a documentary I will have understood the point and every little detail of the programme and been impressed by the often newly discovered facts but, within an hour all I can remember is the general thrust and overall impression that I gleaned from the programme. The details, stats and newly discovered facts are largely forgotten. It's a pain but, it does mean that I can watch the same documentary over and over and never get bored because I already know it all :)
Every cloud does indeed have a silver lining.