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Thresholds of Knowledge

Reading this essay by Jeff Jarvis on the future of newspapers (which encourages, among other things, radical experimentation as community-centric service delivery internet start-ups) I ran into this useful hierarchy of knowledge: knowledge of the tool and what it can provide, ability to spec requirements with a developer or expert, ability to adapt what has been developed without screwing it up, ability to make the thing, expertise or the ability to teach the tool or skill.
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