Say that the Mnemonic medium helps readers remember what they read. So what?
Relative to what’s important in readers’ lives, why does this actually matter? What does it enable?
One key challenge here is really that Quantum Country’s readers are mostly driven by curiosity, rather than a serious context of use
As a first step towards understanding this question, today I’m emailing a batch of Quantum Country users who have completed at least 30 review sessions over at least 270 days (20210127155851). I don’t have a clear enough articulation of what I’m actually getting at here, so I’ll start just by phishing.
106 Quantum Country users meet these criteria (sheet). A surprisingly high number—and many of them actually meet doubled criteria. But once I establish the “high end” of the impact here, it’ll be interesting to lower the criteria and to understand what happened to people who didn’t stick around quite as long. These people are truly dedicated.
Subject: Quantum Country: many months later… so what?
Hi there! I’m one of the authors of Quantum Country. I’m writing to you because you stuck with the review sessions for quite a long time.
I’d be very grateful if you could tell me: so what?
That is: big-picture, what has all that reviewing done for you? Did it have any impact on, say, follow-up studies? Projects you started? Conversations with colleagues? Your sense of self?
I’ve got lots of quantitative data, and that tells me all about people’s fine-grained memory over time. But ultimately that’s not what matters. I want to understand if/how it enables meaningful experiences in your life. And if it hasn’t, I’d love to know that too! My sincere thanks in advance for anything you might care to share.