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Advancing civilization

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —November 30, 2004
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“Civilisation advances by extending the number of operations we can perform without thinking about them.” —ALFRED NORTH WHITEHEAD

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Types of Tacit Knowledge

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —November 26, 2004
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There has been some discussion during November in ActKM about whether tacit knowledge can be captured. Opinion ranged from ‘definitely yes’ to ‘absolutely no’. This discussion reminded me of the distinctions made by Max Boisot between three types of tacit knowledge: Things that are not said because everyone understands them and takes them for granted. […]

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