“The true sign of intelligence is not knowledge but imagination.”
As this blog often states, an OSS exists to provide valuable insights into the operation of a network. In the world of OSS, Einstein is partly right. It certainly does require imagination to make an insightful connection between data sets that nobody has ever thought to make previously.
Unfortunately, it also requires the knowledge of what the data is and how it is relevant before the creative new connection can be made.
Knowledge alone doesn’t add value, nor does imagination, but together they are what the OSS industry is calling out for.