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The problem with using "memory" as a general term for all types of volatile
and non-volatile data storage is that readers with a smattering of computer
knowledge may apply their own half-correct meaning to the term, and pick the
wrong meaning for the situation. I tend to understand RAM when I hear
"memory", and disk/tape etc when I hear "storage", but I'm sure others
assume a different meaning. I think it is better to be specific. If I really
need to general, I would express the term in a much more human oriented
term, maybe "remember".
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