Monday, June 07, 2010

From the archives

A few old posts (loosely related)

Useful creativity


The downside of participatory management


David Foster said...

Knowledge & participatory management...a computer analogy might be that stuff you know yourself is like data in RAM, or even in the CPU cache, whereas knowledge possessed by other members of a group is like data on disk. You need both, but if there's nothing in the RAM, then the process isn't going to work very well. See my post thinking and memorizing.

Also, did you get the email I sent you a couple of weeks ago?

craig said...

I think your analogy works especially if we think of group knowledge as a really big hard drive that has no rational filing structure. Trying to find the useful knowledge means wading through really messy data dumps.

Good post on thinking and memory. Some related thoughts here:

craig said...

Also, i apologize for the delay in answering you email. I did so this morning.