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2021-02-21 | Virus | Knowledge Hobby Anyone?

Most of what I do in my spare time is technically called "knowledge management". It started with MCJ to correlate dreams, tags, etc., and also worked as a content management system. I've gone on from that to add graphs and ontology features, and apply it to IT, but I've also done stuff like this . I still don't know anybody, personally, that is interested enough in the field, for either their own set of information (journal) or professionally, that they try and improve or understand tools/ideas in this area on their own time. I find that puzzling. Can that really be true? Knowledge is what kicked us out of Eden, after all, right? It is the nature of being human, dealing with exponentially increasing knowledge and sharing it. I always liked that paradox: good, "Who doesn't like knowledge?" sure, but it did get us kicked out of Eden.

I'm always looking for somebody that shares this interest, anybody else that does the most rudimentary knowledge management for anything they write, or tools the create, but so far, zilch. I know a couple of my friends write long-form and post, which is a start. I've noticed a decline in knowledge management interest, ironically, in IT, both with people I know from the past in IT, but also with people I work with now. It make sense in a way; systems are getting very complex, but it genuinely puzzles me that there is apparently no crossover from work to personal with knowledge management. I suppose that means I picked the correct career?

When PCs first came out, regular people were all excited and built their own databases (datastar, etc). I helped Jolene Unsoeld build her own database for her election campaign in late 1983. Her husband, Willi, was literally a mountain climber who climbed with the professor that taught me journal writing and the form I use with MCJ (mountain climbing journal). Around this time was when Apple announced the Macintosh. The excitement, the promise of what that meant, what regular people could do outside of corporate control was what the ad was about, right?

Apple =Knowledge, metaphorically, as I understand the Bible story. In 1987 you can see what this could mean if we had real knowledge in reference to real problems (not just identity badges for individuals worn like silver stars on a feed). This also shows a rich form of communication, much like what is in practice between professionals now. My issue is what we have ceded the knowledge part as individuals. We have portals into the internet to share information, but we don't own tools to do models ourselves (specific to this, we could model, say, deforestation vs CO2). The internet in general is astounding as far as how we share knowledge, or can. This is different than the tools to manage knowledge (an Apple Computer). I suspect that Jobs knew exactly what that power was, in addition to the physical aspects (human interface with the tool). So, what happened? Perhaps people and businesses no longer distinguish what they possess and what they connect to, and they are happy to rely on cloud entities that filter and digest information and return knowledge in a way that is convenient.

That Apple ad throwing the hammer was more about democratization of knowledge management from my perspective, and I want to keep that alive. I have a strategy, actually, for addressing this. My idea is that the simplest tool will get people used to the idea that they can own their own knowledge management systems. The output, the realization of goals and requirements fed into the model, will not necessarily be monetary profit. What do you want? Do you really want to stop CO2 emissions? (Probably not, as that means immediate collapse, billions die, etc., but it might be better than our current business as usual long term... of course, this is exactly why real knowledge management is not appealing. Do you want better working conditions? Do you want to be healthy? I'd say that relying on the mRNA hack of the year by global corporations is likely not what you want, what we want as a species... but that isn't my fight. I just need to create that seed, a demonstration and documentation of how this could work.

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Articles tagged with collapse on O.R.N.G.:

2018-12-08: Make Your Own Pink Beam
2018-12-03: The Cost of Computers
2018-10-28: Skittles Lens Cover
2018-10-27: Cultural Transmission
2018-10-15: The Old Mountain Climbing Metaphor
2018-10-13: Where Do We Stop?
2018-10-12: The Same Situation
2018-10-06: Cut-up Collapse
2018-07-23: Burger Run
2018-07-10: Rant about Blue Frontiers
2018-07-10: Plane Crash
2018-05-01: Waiting for the Fish
2018-04-21: The mud that caused thy fall still mirrors ME
2018-02-26: Transmission
2018-02-13: Unicorn Dreams
2018-01-16: Peak Oil, What to do?
2018-01-05: Metropolis II
2017-08-27: Imagination and Cripple
2017-08-11: elegance
2017-06-07: Instant Coffee
2017-04-09: First Poem

Articles tagged with collapse on Agatha Codrust's Blog:

2020-04-24: Middle Aged Men's Fluffers
2019-10-10: Dream Boat

Articles tagged with ouroboros on Mud Hut Club:

2020-12-24: Letter to the Future
2020-12-04: Break Barrier
2020-08-05: End of Dark Angel
2020-07-27: Sumerian Genetics
2020-07-25: Consume Outside 23
2020-06-15: Rogue Spread
2020-05-24: The Big Lie

Articles tagged with ouroboros on O.R.N.G.:

2019-08-07: Knowledge
2019-08-03: Bits of Tree
2019-06-27: Straight Down the Line
2019-05-19: Triple Tree
2019-05-18: Honeycomb Start
2019-05-11: Ouroboros Tree
2018-08-12: Data
2018-07-10: Woman Emerging from Manhole
2018-03-07: Braid of Life
2018-01-11: Train Circle
2017-11-05: Wu-Tang Clan
2017-10-23: proust
2017-10-13: Fire and Data
2017-10-11: risk of frameworks
2017-08-06: Finger Divine
2017-06-25: 1279 BC
2014-05-15: Circle
2010-11-02: Do you see?
2006-08-03: Information Markup

Articles tagged with ouroboros on Agatha Codrust's Blog:

2020-04-29: Victory Lap
2020-04-17: MCJ Tomoe
2020-04-04: MCJ wxPython
2020-03-13: DAGs Splendid
2020-02-29: wx Supply Chain
2020-02-28: Will it scale?
2020-01-10: What is the goal?
2020-01-02: Pause If Weird
2019-12-31: 7 o'clock
2019-12-21: What is the problem?
2019-12-09: Bootstrapping
2019-12-09: Core Structure
2019-11-29: What am I Doing?
2019-11-02: Why? Hope?
2019-10-27: Too Complicated?
2019-10-26: Long Slog
2019-10-22: News Fluffer
2019-10-19: Breathing
2019-08-11: Forward and Backward

Articles tagged with uteotw on Mud Hut Club:

2020-12-15: Menagerie
2020-11-14: Flash Green
2020-07-25: Consume Outside 23
2020-06-15: Rogue Spread
2020-06-10: Suns Have Gone
2006-09-25: Interview with Medicine Bear

Articles tagged with uteotw on O.R.N.G.:

2019-07-25: Relax Down
2019-07-25: Dead Pigeon
2019-06-15: We Are Docents!
2019-05-27: Plumb Line
2019-05-07: Pushing Down
2019-04-21: Insanity of Conviction
2019-03-29: Sea Ice
2019-03-13: Summer Kisses, Winter Tears
2018-10-06: Cut-up Collapse
2018-08-10: Persist
2018-04-18: Days
2017-12-29: Hope vs. Action
2017-09-05: Moses Lake
2017-07-09: Green Day
2017-06-21: Concert
2017-05-08: Until the End of the World
2017-04-23: Science March
2017-03-28: Eye of Providence
2017-02-17: Odd
2017-01-29: Meta
2017-01-11: The exponential aspects
2016-08-09: Alone
2016-01-18: Sports
2016-01-08: RCP 8.5
2015-12-10: Macro Level
2015-05-18: Mad Max: Fury Road
2015-01-01: Bad Things and Happiness
2014-12-22: Bath Salts Christmas
2014-05-08: Whole Year Inn
2013-07-13: Simplifying, Stopping, Imploding, Movement
2013-05-18: Looting
2012-12-16: Meat Implosion
2011-05-02: Glassy Eyes
2010-10-08: Double Rainbow Vision
2010-08-30: The Wrong Ladder

Articles tagged with civilization on Mud Hut Club:

2021-01-16: Little House of Information Technology
2020-12-24: Letter to the Future
2020-07-25: Consume Outside 23
2020-07-03: Tech Won't Save Us

Articles tagged with civilization on Agatha Codrust's Blog:

2020-05-05: Where Does Stuff Come From?
2020-04-29: Victory Lap
2020-04-26: Matrix Batteries
2020-04-13: Is it Worth it?
2020-03-17: Nesting Doll Disappointment
2020-02-29: Homebrew Paperclips
2020-02-27: 1 over X
2019-10-03: Standing in the Way of Control

Articles tagged with mountain_climbing on Mud Hut Club:

2020-12-24: Letter to the Future
2020-11-23: Base Camp OK
2020-07-05: Accordion
2020-06-07: First Week & Jalapeños
2020-05-28: Heart of Earth
2020-05-24: The Big Lie
2020-05-18: Climbing Reset

Articles tagged with mountain_climbing on O.R.N.G.:

2019-05-18: But an Instant
2018-11-10: Interim Sun
2018-10-15: The Old Mountain Climbing Metaphor
2018-06-24: DataOps
2017-08-31: Wumblebright Wagon
2014-09-22: Divine Web
2013-05-09: The Pursuit of The Good
2010-06-06: MCJ Books
2010-06-05: Interesting Climbing Reference
2010-05-24: Jacob's Ladder and Hacking the Circuitry
2008-05-28: Mountain Climbing Metaphor - May Revisit
1986-09-30: Mountain Climbing Metaphor - Climbing
1986-06-18: World Peace Flier