Fishing for Knowledge

February 1999
Automotive Manufacturing & Production;Feb99, Vol. 111 Issue 2, p22
Trade Publication
Argues that a straightforward procedure is not knowledge but at best, it is simply information. Nature of packaged knowledge; Discussion on the metaphor that makes explicit the tacit knowledge which everybody understands about something they respect as functioning well.


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