Do the controversies of the last year put an end to Wikipedia's rapid rise into prominence? Has the open source model of knowledge gathering and dissemniation been dealt a killer blow? Or is it just a passing storm and is Wikipedia going to emerge stronger?
Find out in this column, the second of a continuing series that focuses on the world of the future.
I believe we are making a huge and unconscious mistake in how we handle knowledge; how we capture, organise and distribute facts and information for assimilation. It might have a wide-ranging negative impact on all what we do, and I think we should do something about it.
Knowledge is the source of our wealth, well-being, and hope for the future.
Knowledge is facts, information and skills acquired by experience or education.
While we we're on the topic of Enterprise 2.0,
I remember when Peter Drucker coined the term "knowledge worker" some
15 years ago he was referring to a new class of employee whose basic means of
production was no longer making widgets (I don't mean the software widgets, I
mean object), but, rather, the effective use of knowledge and creativity.
Knowledge worker includes not only the traditional professionals (architects
You know, I wish I could remember where I first read about this, but what a cool idea. Totally changing the idea of what a library is and does. I love the idea of the library as an "idea store" too. Not a repository of information that is sometimes hard to navigate, but a place for you to get ideas.