Good evening All,
I’ve been corresponding with Gary Lanier the last few weeks to nail down his Lanier Verbatim Memory System. After probably 24+ hours of work, I submit this short summary for your review. I’m tired of looking it over, despite doing copyediting professionally, and I need help to standardize language, fill-out descriptions, and generally improve what I’ve written.
When I write “mnemonic machine,” I mean a mnemonic that has reusable moving parts. I couldn’t find where I read about ancient mnemonic machines, but it involved imagining disks with various information and having them align to generate to help you recall information. I think mnemonic machines is a fair term to use as it is distinct enough from a regular journey to warrant renaming.
Some of the terms are my own. For example, “Start at the top, read like a clock” is too long a title for a system, so I used the “Clock Face” Journey instead. I decided to use this because it was descriptive and because it was a term I already used to describe my table of contents memorization technique.
Any logical errors here are my own; if anything seems off or inefficient, it is only because of my own shortcomings as a writer. Do not attribute these flaws to Gary Lanier or his system, but to me.
Since forum formatting will likely distort the formatting, here’s a pastebin link that preserves it:
The pastebin text is also useful for you comments since you can refer to specific lines.