Learning, the act of gaining knowledge, is a craft unto itself. It starts with questions - the what ifs, how abouts, whys, . . . leading from the unknown to the known, through inquiry, experimentation, travel, and of course pure accident.

This is about how it happens in my life.

it's been a while

learning -it's a pretty fluid, open source concept.

I've been rethinking that whole 2.0 vs any .0 past or future, and realized that really it just doesn't matter what technolgy applies when it comes to collecting and organizing what ever information happens to matter to whom ever is doing the collecting.
It's all about the content.
At the end of the day the bias and context dicates the value of the information.

So maybe it's time to reclaim "information" from a technology and systems point of view, to embrace the power and value of content in use.

After all, without the demand for learning, without the need to know, there is no value to any data, information or knowledge resulting from various forms of human endeavour that are oh so often funded via income transfers: taxes turned into grants.

Government funding agencies are finally putting a priority on funding research that is ultimately relevant and meaningful at a practical level. This is great, and definitely to be supported. The more we can encourage that process of ensuring the relevance of theory in practice in any discipline touching on human behaviour, information management and applying the value of information in real world application the better off all related systems and bureaucracies will be