data != information != knowledge != wisdom != truth

Whilst reading this fun posting on the subject of Intelligent Design (surely, something we in the OpenSolaris universe know a lot about!) I was taken with the blog's heading:

  • DATA IS NOT INFORMATION
  • INFORMATION IS NOT KNOWLEDGE
  • KNOWLEDGE IS NOT WISDOM
  • WISDOM IS NOT TRUTH

I like it because it speaks to little things (such as the blogosphere), and big things (such as the answer to the ultimate question of life, the universe, everything). Another posting explains the caption's origins. As a blog disclaimer, it is rather more useful than this:

THE INDIVIDUALS WHO POST HERE WORK AT SUN MICROSYSTEMS. THE OPINIONS EXPRESSED HERE ARE THEIR OWN, ARE NOT NECESSARILY REVIEWED IN ADVANCE BY ANYONE BUT THE INDIVIDUAL AUTHORS, AND NEITHER SUN NOR ANY OTHER PARTY NECESSARILY AGREES WITH THEM.

Comments:

Good stuff. Perhaps I'll work up the courage to post about my belief in Intelligent Design soon!

Posted by John Hoffmann on June 22, 2005 at 02:05 AM PDT #

Sorry for stating the obvious(?) but the "question of life, the universe, everything" is already solved .... it's 42, right .... ;)

Posted by Ulf Andreasson on November 16, 2005 at 08:54 AM PST #

Einstein said "Information is not Knowledge" but it was Frank Zappa who expanded it into a kind of negative ring of logic: "Information is not knowledge Knowledge is not wisdom Wisdom is not truth Truth is not beauty Beauty is not love Love is not music Music is THE BEST... Wisdom is the domain of the Wis (which is extinct). Beauty is a French phonetic corruption Of a short cloth neck ornament Currently in resurgence... " http://www.science.uva.nl/~robbert/zappa/albums/Joe_s_Garage/17.html -Chuck

Posted by Chuck Evans on June 23, 2006 at 07:11 AM PDT #

Einstein said "Information is not Knowledge" Are you sure Albert Einstein said that? Find the source... :)

Posted by ucramola on August 29, 2006 at 01:09 PM PDT #

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