There may be a social dimension to the recall of texts. Those folks who can recite from memory have “practiced” the text in the sense they have performed it and have received feedback if their version was a bit off. (something slightly agonistic in that set up)

Now blogging your notes to a reading of a text could represent a kind of practice where one gets feedback. (something more collaborative in such a set up)

Apples and oranges? Memory in agonistic settings versus the virtues of forgetfulness in collaborative settings?

Now was that “Play it, Sam.” or “Play it again, Sam.” ? 🙂