Objects and Stories

"Information is not knowledge, knowledge is not wisdom, wisdom is not truth, truth is not beauty, beauty is not love, love is not music, and music is THE BEST."

Frank Zappa

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Know It, but Don't Include It

The New York Times brings this story of an economist who has been predicting - disconcertingly accurately - the medals tally for the last few Olympics. (Via Freakonomics.) Daniel Johnson - the economist in question - is currently in the news for his predictions for the current Winter Olympics.

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The Future Is The Past?

by: Jonathan Salem Baskin

What if one of the futures coming after our miracle of the Internet and the madness of our economics is a model of living and investing we last saw about a hundred years ago?

Just change the names, technologies du jour, and consider:

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Skatin' On Thin Ice - May 2006

by: Iqbal Mohammed

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.

Download Thin_Ice_May_06.pdf

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Knowledge Handling - the Neglected Opportunity

by: Sigurd Rinde

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.

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Enterprise 2.0 and the Concept of Virtuality

by: Idris Mootee

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

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Idea Store - Created and Managed by Tower Hamlets Council - Home

by: David Polinchock

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.

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Worst practice learning theory means our favorite business bestsellers are all wrong

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Knowledge Access As a Public Good

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5 secrets to success

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