To retain at least some of the
information I'm bombarded with at work, I've created a tacit knowledge list. No
one else may find these items useful, or they may already know them, but I find
this stuff important. Since tacit is a term I've never looked up because its
meaning seems discernable through context, I checked the definition.
Here's the Wikipedia
take: "Tacit knowledge (as opposed to
formal or explicit knowledge) is knowledge that is difficult to transfer to
another person by means of writing it down or verbalizing it." I like that
last part, that the knowledge is difficult to transfer, though I'm recording it.
The Wikipedia contributor, who must be part philosopher, adds: "While
tacit knowledge appears to be simple, it has far reaching consequences and is
not widely understood." I can't help but agree. Thanks, WikiP, for
validating the struggle.