Definition of Half-life Knowledge? LO25839

From: Doug Merchant (
Date: 01/03/01

Replying to LO25829 --

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Would you please define "half-life knowledge" and its true meaning in our
Information Society. Have not been able to find a well thought out
narrative that fully explains what it is and what this means to college


I assume metric that represents the economic half-life of knowledge could
be developed to reflect the rate at which competitors erode the short-term
monopoly rents which arise from innovation.

Doug Merchant


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