Knowledge management, the evolution

Stone Tablets

There is a well-known transition of thought that has been singularly clear since the beginning of human existence:

  • Data becomes information
  • Information becomes knowledge
  • Knowledge becomes wisdom

It’s that simple.

Over the centuries, the way we store and manage data has evolved in ways that have created a nearly-infinite improvement. What takes seconds to store now could have taken literally years to reproduce on stone tablets in the past. It’s an amazing technological world.

This infographic by SocialCast breaks down that evolution visually. Click to enlarge.

Knowledge Management
Written by Connor Livingston

+Connor Livingston is a tech blogger who will be launching his own site soon, Lythyum. He lives in Oceanside, California, and has never surfed in his life. Find him on Twitter, Facebook, and Pinterest.
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  • John Waugh

    The infographic left out a step in the process of “transition of thought” – that is the pixie dust that makes information become knowledge. ¬†Three millennia of navel gazing about the nature of knowledge, all dismissed in a wave of an arm – oh, it just happens. ¬†Meh!