How would you distill your knowledge?

One of the benefits/drawbacks of moving my ever-growing OPML file from Bloglines to the more me-friendly Google Reader is that I’m reading more and reading more widely.

One of the things that I found my way to today was Paul Kedrosky’s One-Sentence Challenge. This offers each of us the chance to try and distill our own personal IP into one sentence; one sentence that would tell the future where to begin looking, should all knowledge about our chosen field disappear up its own fundament.

“Physicist Richard Feynman once said that if all knowledge about physics was about to expire the one sentence he would tell the future is that “Everything is made of atoms”. What one sentence would you tell the future about your own area?”

As I work in the water industry, I offered the following:

Of all the water on earth, only one percent is drinkable, so it is a resource to be cherished not squandered.

What would you tell the future? Leave a comment with your advice.

[via Russell Davies and Rebecca Blood]

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