“Knowledge Transfer” – A Hollow tune of Phrase

     Why it is Knowledge Sharing and Why it is not Knowledge Transfer“. To me, Knowledge Transfer is a hollow tune of Phrase which has no meaning at all. It’s senseless and utterly wrong and incorrect to have such a word being used. It should be called as Knowledge Sharing rather.

Knowledge Transfer, otherwise know as the “KT”.

Well for the fact that I’m brand new to a job or IT field during my initial days into the workplace I noticed people saying “Today I did/had a KT session” and stuffs. There I go, wild and mad… Laughing all the way to my home. Do you know something? I still cant be in command of my laughter when I hear that freaky two letter – “K  T”… Hey gimme a break…

Okay. Fine. Confused why I laughed (and laughing) so hard and real?

KT is not a biscuit or a chocolate (our in our terms, a file or a folder) that can be moved from place to place. Well to me and for many other fellow beings in this planet, Knowledge is not a nomad that has the power to wander. If it’s gone to a place, then it’s gone for ever. May it true that it can send a copy of itself to somebody but it untrue that it would transfer itself or by some other means.

Still Confused? Okay I will convey my opinion straight away this time.

It is meaningless if one says that he has done a knowledge transfer since none in this world has the supremacy/supernatural power to transfer his knowledge. May be Yes, He can Share his Knowledge. Look, it’s difficult to delete memories from your brain of your own will. Things can be erased from your brain only on due course of time. For example you cannot forget your parent’s/better half’s birthday. Perhaps you will forget them if you don’t stay in touch with them. That’s why I said “due course of time”.

So all I’m trying to say is very simple. Don’t use the worlds “Knowledge Transfer” together. May be “Knowledge Share” would be a better terminology that can be preferred. Because, though knowledge is some brand of Energy, it is foolish to say

knowledge can neither be created nor destroyed but can be transferred from one being to another”.

Thank you

Disclaimer: It’s entirely my view. It has nothing to do with anything.

“Nothing to do with anything” ha ha. What a turn of phrase. I guess by saying so in a disclaimer it can override any argument from any person.

~Freddie Maize
  September 13, 2008

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