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For most of my life I have worked in the information industry. In this blog I discuss how people search for information and discover knowledge.

Post-truth issues are currently the main focus of my site. Fake news and post-truth culture are damaging society. These issues have both societal and technological causes – they are some of the unintended consequences of the information age. I hope you will join me in a discussion about these issues.

How can we build a society that is open-minded, fact-loving and search savvy?

How can we encourage our leaders, businesses and institutions to protect and promote truthfulness as a core value?


David is co-founder and CEO of the Synaptica® group of companies, providers of enterprise software solutions for knowledge organization and discovery. He served on the authoring committee of the 2005 version of the US national standard for controlled vocabularies, ANSI/NISO Z39.19.

David leads research and development at Synaptica, including software solutions for taxonomy and ontology management, text analytics and auto-categorization, image annotation and indexing, and Linked Data management. He is involved in educational outreach programs including LD4PE, the Linked Data for Professional Education initiative of DCMI. Synaptica software solutions have attracted numerous international awards including: Knowledge Management World magazine’s 100 Companies that Matter in KM and Trend Setting Product of the Year (multiple awards between 2011 and 2017).

In 2016 David was awarded the Knowledge Management Leadership Award by the Global Knowledge Management Congress. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, London, and a Leadership Fellow of St. George’s House, Windsor Castle.