Collecting data is only the first step toward knowledge but sharing data is the first step toward civilization
May 15, 2008
“I ask your indulgence if I close on a personal, existential note. We live in a time when we are flooded with information in every field of endeavor, a deluge from which Freud scholarship is not exempt. It has has become a veritable industry over which it is difficult to maintain even bibliographical control. The amount of sheer information increases incessantly. I confess that I have reached an age when I am haunted by the question of when information becomes knowledge. What I have presented here is only a special instance of that larger Angst. I am perhaps not yet old enough to seek the further line where knowledge becomes wisdom (Yerushalmi Series Z 1997).”
“Collecting data is only the first step toward wisdom but sharing data is the first step toward community (Linux 2006 33-40)
Work-in-process: “Collecting data is only the first step toward knowledge but sharing data is the first step toward civilization.”
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