Dispersing knowledge LO11698

John Paul Fullerton (jpf@myriad.net)
Mon, 06 Jan 1997 21:55:17 -0600

Saturday evening I went for a walk and saw the movie "Ghosts of
Mississippi". Walking away from the movie I was replaying legal
questioning of a witness that said, if a person knew these things from the
beginning why didn't the person say something immediately? From there I
thought about "saying what we know" and from there "making known
significant knowledge when we could be called the only avenue for that
knowledge". From here in cold-fusion country (location of Texas A&M), I
imagined the scenario of a scientist talking to another - "the process has
to be kept cold throughout, otherwise it won't work" - when that knowledge
was not otherwise available - how it meant the difference between work
that excels and work that does not - how it could or could not be shared,
though its not being shared had little to do with whether or not the
second scientist worked long on the project - and tears came to my eyes
knowing that knowledge is not always shared and that strategies exist of
not sharing knowledge. None of these comments say that all of what is
known or perceived should be said; I imagine children invent language to
prevent them hearing too much :) However, it is something that I wanted to
bring as a comment (and not as a complaint :)

Have a nice day
John Paul Fullerton


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