FILE CLERK, 1. Dn auditors’ slang for the mechanism of the mind which acts as a data monitor. Auditors could get instant or “flash” answers direct from the file clerk to aid in contacting incidents. (PXL, pp. 207-208) 2. the file clerk is the bank monitor. “He” monitors for both the reactive engram bank and the standard banks. When he is asked for a datum by the auditor or “I,” he will hand out a datum to the auditor via “I.” If we had a big computing machine of the most modern design, it would have a “memory bank” of punched cards or some such thing and it would have to have a selector and feeder device to thrust out the data the machine wants. The brain has one of these–it could not operate without it. This is the bank monitor–the file clerk. (DMSMH, p. 198) 3. a response mechanism which is instantaneous. One could postulate that the file clerk is a group of attention units with ready access to the reactive mind and to the standard memory banks, and which in common mental operation forwards data through to “I” as memory. (SOS, Bk. 2, p. 162)
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