Ice Cream and Database. What do they have in common? In today's age of computing, we have the great luxury to tap immense databases of information online and we do not need to carry the details in our minds as we walk around. They less data we carry in our minds, the more time we have for thinking and even ice cream. If we try to carry vast amounts of data in our minds, it limits our capacity to learn things that are the "how to" rather than data. If you know how to multiply 12 x 12, this conditional information can be abstracted to all multiplication. If you just know 12 x 12 is 144 you will also need to remember countless other combinations. So what would you rather have? Brain Cramps or Ice Cream and Database?