Fads, Knowledge Management and Identity Angst

Venkatesh Rao over at Forbes has a perceptive article on the recent trend of the enthusiasm for “big data” resulting in everybody laying claim to the title “Data Scientist”. But his comments have strong resonances with all sorts of hype-responses – KM suffered from this in the early years and every claim for a replacement therapy/technology for KM ever since has done so too. Here’s the relevant section of Venkatesh’s post – sound familiar?

“At any given technology conference, you will find the following types:

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Robert Taylor

Hi Patrick - long time since we communicated. Yeah.  I know these people.  I’ve been some of them.  But embarrassed to think which one others might think I am./Rob

Posted on May 18, 2012 at 09:37 PM | Comment permalink

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