Yesterday I’ve been examining why I’m unable to create knowledge on long term with manual tagging or manual filtering. Then I’ve read Mental Models: The Best Way to Make Intelligent Decisions (113 Models Explained) and On Folk Epistemology: How We Think and Talk about Knowledge to come to the following conclusion:
- Knowledge is personal, it has to be acquired individually ― there is no general way to do it which is suitable for everybody
- Knowledge is a mental state like beliefs, desire, intentions or so
- Heuristics, biases, satisficing ― this is how we learn
- We try to minimize the cost of information processing ― That’s why we process only a part of the information then attach as soon as possible to an existing knowledge in our head
- Learning takes a lifetime
No wonder I’m struggling to capture knowledge when creating the Pro version of the Log Lolla theme.
On the other hand, and in the same time, the methods I use and the skills I have ― the struggle ― suddenly became satisficing. Since there is no recipe to create perfect knowledge I just have to keep up creating tools aiding knowledge creation, and package into a theme. The rest will follow, everybody will use these tools in their own way to create their own knowledge base.