Answer by Phil Maguire:

Because reading isn't understanding
Neither is memory for that matter.
There's a Zen Buddhist saying:
"To know and not to do is not to know".
So if you want a more knowledgeable experience, try using what you've learned.
At the very least, try integrating anything new you discover with what you already know.
If you really want to learn, try writing it down or telling it to someone.
Thanks for the A2A

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