Archive for the ‘Misc’ category

Cool Infographics – Blog – Geek vs. Nerd: Which Are You?

February 5th, 2012

Cool Infographics – Blog – Geek vs. Nerd: Which Are You? is a clever infographic to help us distinguish between geeks and nerds. A little too much detail, but entertaining nevertheless.

Another fun digression is the Geek Test [http://www.innergeek.us/geek.html] where you can see just how geeky you really are. I just scored 30.81181% — Total Geek. So there!

The Problem with the Data-Information-Knowledge-Wisdom Hierarchy – David Weinberger – Harvard Business Review

October 20th, 2011

Addressing the Data/Information/Knowledge/Wisdom hierarchy by Ackoff (or Eliot? or Zappa?), David Weinberger argues that “knowledge is not a result merely of filtering or algorithms. It results from a far more complex process that is social, goal-driven, contextual, and culturally-bound.”

via The Problem with the Data-Information-Knowledge-Wisdom Hierarchy – David Weinberger – Harvard Business Review.

Is DIKW a simplification? Yes. An over-simplification? Maybe. But that’s what computer scientists, as Mr. Weinberger argues, crave — drilling down into the information, filtering out the extra, and refining the unnecessary to reach the real raison d’etre.

BBC News – Time zones: About time

April 7th, 2011

 

 

An interesting look at how time zones work, by the BBC: BBC News – Time zones: About time. Covers time around the world, including Antarctica, and even in space (at the International Space Station). Wonder why Indiana’s different? Or why China only has one time zone? These and lots of other questions are covered in this clever app. Take it for a spin…