This site is the online personal blog of Keith De La Rue (delarue.net). It has also previously served as the home of AcKnowledge Consulting (acknowledgeconsulting.com). The title “The Indefinite Article” is used to indicate the eclectic nature of the content here. This was also the title of a regular column that I wrote for TableAus, the magazine of Australian Mensa, for seven years from 1998 to 2004. Some of the content of the 40 articles I wrote for the column is reproduced on this site.
About AcKnowledge Consulting
– To confess to knowing
– To admit to be true
– To indicate appreciation
The main focus of AcKnowledge Consulting is to bring together all of the (traditionally separate) threads of content management, communications and learning to assemble a coherent, program-managed knowledge transfer toolkit. A key element in putting this program into place is to manage the required behaviours of all participants for encouraging knowledge sharing.
AcKnowledge Consulting commenced operation in 2008, but as of 2022, is now no longer seeking new business.
About this site
Over half of the workforce in Australia is now composed of “knowledge workers”. These people work in jobs that depend more on what they know than on physical activity. We are relying less on manual labour in factories, and more on using knowledge.
This site features posts and articles on the field of Knowledge Management, and related areas of human communication, learning, language, behaviour, life in general and the impacts of IT and communications technologies.
It also includes a range of other topics – little-known facts about a range of authors and others – Roald Dahl, Nevil Shute, Hedy Lamar, Ian Fleming and Peter Pinney. There is a full bibliography and other information on the Australian author Ion Idriess.
Read some conjecture about boab trees and more. Find out about big cats in Australia, and the De La Rue family genealogy.
For more about the author of this site, see the Bio page.