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The Knowledge Revolution


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Keynote address for Mappers2011: first international Information Mapping (R) users conference in Houston, Tx.

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The Knowledge Revolution

  1. 1. The Knowledge Revolution<br />Information Overload<br />Mappers2011<br />Rob Hanna – STC Associate Fellow<br />
  2. 2. Rob Hanna<br />The SingleSourceror<br />
  3. 3. Future of Technical Communication<br />History of Information Technology<br />Information is Currency<br />Convergence<br />
  4. 4. History of Information Technology<br />Based on a True Story<br />
  5. 5. Prehistory of IT<br />Ancient Cave Drawings<br />Hieroglyphics<br />Stone Tablets<br />Scrolls<br />
  6. 6. Words on a Page<br />Codex<br />Gutenberg<br />Typewriter<br />
  7. 7. Digital Age<br />Electronic Publishing<br />Hypertext<br />Structured Authoring<br />Social Media<br />
  8. 8. Future State<br />Visual Language<br />Semantic Ontologies<br />The Human Cognome Project<br />
  9. 9. Inspiration #1<br />Johnny Mnemonic<br />
  10. 10. Information is Currency<br />Business Will Drive Knowledge Innovation<br />
  11. 11. The Value of Information<br />Businesses fail to value information<br />Information will overwhelm business<br />Companies struggle to manage content<br />Something has to give…<br />
  12. 12. Inspiration #2<br />Saul Carliner and the Society for Technical Communication <br />
  13. 13. Intellectual Capital<br />Accounting Methods fall back on Brick and Mortar<br />“Goodwill”<br />Value of Information<br />DotCom Bubbles<br />
  14. 14. What is Money Anyway?<br />Medium of Exchange<br />Unit of Account<br />Store of Value<br />
  15. 15. Convergence<br />Intelligent Content<br />Darwin Information Typing<br />Information Mapping<br />STC Technical Communicator Certification<br />Enterprise Content Management<br />Business Valuation<br />User Evolution<br />