On Thu, 15 May 2014 17:06:13 -0700, Rustom Mody wrote:

> The claim being made is that 79/80 is a fundamental, cognitive limit and
> has no relation to technological changes.

I don't believe anyone has made that claim. You are reading a statement 
about general (typical, average) behaviour, and turning it into an absurd 
statement of a "fundamental" (your word) which applies to every single 
human being on earth.

Steven D'Aprano

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