tag:news.ycombinator.com,29801240:29806331 james-bcn james-bcn https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=29806331

I think it’s because when you copy something to clipboard you are also putting a note in your short term memory about it. Our short term memory isn’t very good, with only a few slots for storage. A way around this could be for a mini-image of the contents of the clipboard to be displayed in a corner of the screen somewhere.