Re: Searched dejanews but can't find the thread...

Subject: Re: Searched dejanews but can't find the thread...
From: Abby Schiff <Abby_Schiff -at- FACTSET -dot- COM>
Date: Wed, 5 May 1999 12:23:50 -0400

That maxim may be related to cognitive research suggesting that the average
human's short-term memory is 7 items, plus or minus 2.

Unless it's a list that you expect users to memorize on the spot, I doubt this
"chestnut" holds true.

HTH,
Abby


> Folks,
>
> I've tried. Really I have. But please, can someone point me to the
> recent discussion (or a reference of some sort) concerning the fallacy
> that one must never ever have more than seven items in a list? Someone
> trotted out this chestnut in a meeting today and I promised to dig out
> authoritative information to the contrary. Help? Thanks in advance.
>
> Dick


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