Friday, December 17, 2010

The Hierarchy of Knowledge and Wisdom

There is a definite hierarchy knowledge (and wisdom).
  • Data element (datum) - something measured
  • Data (data set) - data elements organized around one or more measurable dimensions
  • Information - an abstraction of a data set, frequently a mathimatically and/or pattern abstraction
  • Knowledge - an abstraction of information, frequently a causal pattern
  • Wisdom - the ability to understand the consequences of the application of knowledge

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