The DIKW Pyramid is introduced as a model we can use to understand the way data is converted to wisdom, which is the one overall goal of data. In this first topic, we consider the model at a high level, and we will consider each level in more detail in subsequent topics.
Exercise 1.1. What’s an area in either your personal or your professional life for which you want to use data in order to grow in wisdom? We’ll use the answer to this question as the starting point for your course project.
Where is the life we have lost in living?
Where is the wisdom we have lost in knowledge?
Where is the knowledge we have lost in information?
-T.S. Eliot, The Rock: A Pageant Play