Ignorance is Bliss

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This presentation explains the difference between data, information, knowlegde and wisdom. But there is a difference between all this and happiness.

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Ignorance is Bliss

  1. 1. Ignorance is Bliss<br />By Paul Brink, December 2010<br />
  2. 2. Good to know…<br />Data is not Information<br />Information is not Knowledge<br />Knowledge is not Wisdom<br />
  3. 3. Datais notInformation<br />
  4. 4. Data is for example<br />Paul6, 22, 66<br />Elise8, 24, 67<br />Suzanne2, 27, 5<br />-> Just some text and numbers<br />
  5. 5. Information is for example<br />Name: PaulDate of Birth: June 22, 1966<br />Name: EliseDate of Birth: August 24, 1967<br />Name: SuzanneDate of Birth: February 27, 2005<br />->Text and numbers with meaning<br />
  6. 6. Informationis notKnowledge<br />
  7. 7. Knowledge is for example knowing that every year your birthday is a special day<br />So for Paul June 22nd is a special day<br />So for Elise August 24th is a special day<br />So for Suzanne February 27th is special day<br />->Combining information gives knowledge<br />
  8. 8. Knowledgeis notWisdom<br />
  9. 9. Wisdom is understanding that not only your birthday is a special day, but every day is a special day<br />
  10. 10. Wisdomis notHappiness<br />
  11. 11. You don’t need all this data, information, knowledge and wisdom to make you<br />happy<br />
  12. 12. So why all this hunger for data, information, knowledge and wisdom if it doesn’t make you happy?<br />
  13. 13. You don’t need Twitter, RSS-feeds, Facebook, Blogs, newspapers, e-mails and SlideShare to make you happy<br />
  14. 14. For you own sake…<br />
  15. 15. Forget Data<br />Forget Information<br />Forget Knowledge<br />Forget Wisdom<br /> Be Happy!<br />
  16. 16. Ignorance is Bliss<br />
  17. 17. Paul Brink<br />Website http://paulbrinkfotografie.nl<br />LinkedIn http://www.linkedin.com/in/pauljohanbrink<br />Flickr http://www.flickr.com/photos/paul_brink/<br />DisclaimerThis is my personal private opinion, not the opinion of the website managers, director or editors or the organization I work for. <br />My goal is to challenge my personal opinion to the opinion of others. “The many are smarter than the few.” So feel free to respond.<br />

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