Sunday, October 11, 2009

Dave Snowden keynote (podcast) from KnowTech 2009

I started listening to this Dave Snowden podcast as I wanted to hear what he had to say about "semi-constrained signification" (more on this later, perhaps). This is a great podcast, and it's a must listen for anyone who thinks they're in the content business (bottled knowledge).
Explicit knowledge has no utility what-so-ever without a tacit presence. The idea that you can take human knowledge and render it into some form of explicit information has been one of the things which has gone badly wrong, and is one of the reasons why knowledge management is on a major downturn at the moment worldwide.
Great stuff: KnowTech 2009 Keynote. When you have finished listening you'll have a better understanding as to why engagement around information objects is not an option.

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