} Humble supplicant,
} The use of shared memory is influenced by two main factors, namely;
} 1) Who you share it with, and 2) What filing system you use.
} To address the first point:
} Theres absolutely no point in approaching someone and saying "Ah,
} do you remember Paris in the springtime?" if they have never been there
} with you (or if they have never been there with you in the springtime,
} or if they've forgotten they've been there etc.). So the first criterion
} when attempting to share a memory with someone is to ensure they know
} * who you are,
} * what you are talking about, and
} * why.
} More importantly, *check you both use the same filing system*:
} Memory is triggered by various stimuli, and it can sometimes
} be difficult, even when you've found a good candidate to share a memory
} with, to ensure that they are remembering the same features of the
} event, or indeed the same event. This can sometimes be dangerous to the
} inexperienced. The odour of a badly tamed sewer may bring to your mind
} that glorious walk beside the Seine (in Paris, in the springtime), but
} it may only bring to your partners mind the rather messy final illness
} of her childhood pet, or perhaps the fact that they later fell into
} the same river (in Paris etc), or merely that you have forgotten to
} unblock the drains again... So, it is imperative to make certain that
} you not only both have the same memory, but that its replay is set off
} by the same stimuli. This may require subtle prompting, setting the
} appropriate mood, or possibly extensive psychosurgical reconditioning.
} Finally, having found the right co-remembrant and carefully brought
} the appropriate memory to the forefront of their awareness, you are
} ready to share memory. Maintain a respectful and attentive stance, eyes
} shut to allow events to replay more clearly and avoid distractions,
} and enjoy...
} You may experience initial compatibility problems - you may be
} remembering at different speeds, or initiating memory out of phase,
} but with practice and perseverance you may attain the final goal of
} simultaenious shared memory.
} You owe the Oracle 2 return tickets to a decent hotel in Paris.