Thursday, April 01, 2004

Information is not Knowledge

The title above was the first thing that came to my mind after reading this. Now, I haven't actually read the book where this came from, Caleb Carr's Killing Time, but my girlfriend had great praises for it.

She especially passed on this fascinating idea declared in the book that "information is not knowledge." Considering that we're living in the Information Age what with the Internet, it's interesting to see the aformentioned article in the light of Carr's idea.

Or, as one Amazon reviewer of the book (which didn't get too many fans) said, "any attempt to cure the ills of a (dis-)information society must address people's love of information and their equal dislike of any serious contemplation of information."

Or simply: think, dammit.

(Hmmm... forgot where I got the article, probably Weirdwriter again.)

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