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Classification of KnowledgeHere I will use the method of domains and glue to classify the different kinds of knowledge that I have.
The obvious first set of domains to split off are the ones that are already understood as domains of human knowledge … for example, geography, or mathematics and its various subdomains.
Attached to those large domains are tiny domains that represent thoughts or calculations I've had about the large domains, and that, while perhaps not profound, are also not well known. As an example, I once made an exact calculation of the odds for Risk. (If I have time and interest, I will eventually include it here.)
In parallel with the above two types of domains, there are similar domains for cultural knowledge. This knowledge would include such things as familiarity with, say, the Dilbert series. (The line between cultural knowledge and absolute knowledge may be uncertain in places, but it pleases me to draw it anyway.)
Another domain consists of historical and biographical information about me and my friends and family. While it would be possible to consider this as cultural knowledge that is not well known, there is enough of it that I think it deserves its own category.
With those domains removed, all that's left is the glue, which in this case might be described as a self-referential core of general-purpose ideas, or memes.
@ March (2000)