It seems that every few years we are subjected to a new attempt at redefining our age. In the not-so-distant past it has been the managerial revolution, the computer revolution, and the information age, to name only a few. Such characterization can be useful, but it is still tempting to give a shrug of indifference when we learn that it is all happening once again-another attempt to classify our next "era"—particularly if it is in revolutionary terms. But here we go again. We are being told that a new and revolutionary movement is upon us, and it comes in a matching set-knowledge management for organizations and the knowledge-based economy for nations themselves.