Sunday, December 05, 2004

Class project...

I've trimmed down my previous post to discuss only the project for this class (see for the previous one):

The Data, Information, Knowledge, Wisdom chain: The Metaphorical link

The DIWK 'chain' was first loosely hinted at by T.S. Eliot in "The Rock" The paper discusses the conceptual differences we have in our understandings of the concepts of data, information and knowledge and how one can be transformed into another. Why can we complain of, for example, 'Information overload' but not 'Knowledge overload?' And how exactly does data become information, become knowledge? The anaylsis questioned the existence of the suggested chain at all, but found that, at least conceptually, the chain seems to have a clear logical reason for 'existing.'

The paper


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