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Re: [ontolog-forum] knowledge fusion

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From: "Schiffel, Jeffrey A" <jeffrey.a.schiffel@xxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 28 Feb 2011 10:35:56 -0600
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In passing, Ferenc cited Bela Hamvas, who stated, "Attention is the weakest, 
but a minimum form of connecting. It is also the minimum price you pay for 
getting connected. Getting connected means exchanging information. 'Information 
is transformation'"    (01)

I agree with the conclusion, that "connecting" leads to "information is 
transformation." I also interpret this to mean that once people connect, 
knowledge exchange and creation is enabled.    (02)

I do not agree that "attention is the weakest, but minimum form of connecting." 
My experience is that attracting attention the hardest part of communication. 
It is thus the most expensive. In our environment of continuous data from many 
diverse sources, finding out how to be heard above the background is not a 
trivial task. Look at any staff meeting, or get the attention of any teenager 
;-)    (03)

So the knowledge creation process might be thought of as the steps: attention, 
connection, exchange, filtration, integration, new knowledge.    (04)

Regards,    (05)

-- Jeff Schiffel    (06)

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