Maybe in an earlier time, knowledge was power. Just knowing stuff was sufficient to impress your neighbors, get a leg up on your business competition. But now knowledge is free. Vast factual knowledge is on the internet for everyone to access 24⁄7, and it’s even getting more structured and usable thanks to the Semantic Web and open data initiatives. (See freebase.com and data.gov)
Solutions, Answers, and Innovation are power. Time to stop learning how to out-fact people, time to start out-thinking them.