Re: Knowledge is manufactured?

Subject: Re: Knowledge is manufactured?
From: "Gene Kim-Eng" <techwr -at- genek -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 3 Aug 2007 12:00:38 -0700

Philosophically (after all, it is Friday), I think the idea behind
"knowledge is manufactured" is the distinction between facts and
comprehending and understanding those facts and how to
use them successfully, which is "knowledge." You can acquire
and transmit facts, but not knowledge, because the comprehension
and understanding must be recreated in the mind of each
individual who receives the facts; all you can do is provide
facts and the necessary tools to enable others to "remanufacture"
knowledge within themselves.

Gene Kim-Eng

----- Original Message -----
From: "Dan Goldstein" <DGoldstein -at- riverainmedical -dot- com>

> WADR to Bear's cool Zen approach, tech writers don't manufacture
> knowledge. We acquire it and (if we're lucky) transmit it to other
> people. </nitpick>


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