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October 18, 2001 12:46 PM   Subscribe

Infonesia - inability to remember where you saw or heard an item of information. I've got this for sure...
posted by scotty (11 comments total)

 
I thought I remembered reading that Infonesia was the proposed name for that off-shore data haven that was going to be an independent micronation. Not sure where I read that.
posted by straight at 12:55 PM on October 18, 2001


Yeah, I think I read about this... not sure where, though :-)
posted by starvingartist at 1:12 PM on October 18, 2001


I've had this all my life. I know vast numbers of facts, which I can recall easily, but rarely remember where I obtained any of them.
posted by kindall at 1:48 PM on October 18, 2001


This is a doublepost! No...wait...I might have seen this somewhere else...not here I don't think...no, it was here...or not...I'm not sure...
posted by fuq at 2:23 PM on October 18, 2001


Deja vu...
posted by davidmsc at 2:43 PM on October 18, 2001


Infonesia - the island of information (information + Gr. nesia)
Alt. infonation. See also Polynesia, Indonesia, Austronesian.

Informnesia - the memory of information specifically in the narrow sense of awareness of current events. (information + Gr. mnenon)

Aninformnesia - cf. informnesia; the loss of such memory.
posted by rschram at 2:52 PM on October 18, 2001


A person who is racking their brain to remember the information source could properly be termed an infonesiac.
I prefer Infonesian, like the nation.
posted by fellorwaspushed at 4:13 PM on October 18, 2001


And I thought it was the booze....
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 4:37 PM on October 18, 2001


I hate when I get to a thread too late to take advantage of a little jeu de mot.
posted by shoepal at 7:17 PM on October 18, 2001


I hate when I get to a thread too late and someone has already used the phrase "little jeu de mot."
posted by ColdChef at 7:40 PM on October 18, 2001


I hate capers.
posted by rodii at 8:07 PM on October 18, 2001


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