Re: Emergent Learning LO2075

Bernard Girard (
Thu, 13 Jul 1995 09:23:27 +0000

Replying to LO2051 --

Grant B. Harris wrote :
>I have to lean in Michael's direction. I would venture to say that
>knowledge is something that happens in a person's mind. Information is
>something that you store in a database. Such information may help to
>create knowledge, but I have yet to see a database system that does
>anything more 'knowledgeable' than store and manipulate symbols.

There is more in information than mere data.

When they did not have computers technicians and engineers uses abacus.
One engineer used all his knowledge (maths=8A) to find solutions to a
problem a lot of people met in business. Then he built an abacus to make
this solution available to those who did not share his knowledge. Software
does today the same.

Bernard Girard