The name contextQ came to me after reading Malcolm Gladwell’s Outliers. The author doesn’t come out and express this concept explicitly, nor does he use the term context specifically all that much. The essential conclusion that I got from the book is that simply knowing facts is frequently insufficient; you also have to know the context that frame those facts for them to become useful information. I’ve seen this often enough in the Business Intelligence systems I’ve implemented to recognize its importance.
About the name:
- The part of a text or statement that surrounds a particular word or passage and throw light on its meaning
- The circumstances relevant to an event or fact
- An inherent or distinguishing characteristic; a property.
- Essential character; nature
- Superiority of kind
- Degree or grade of excellence
- quality as described in the book “Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance”
- An expression of inquiry that invites or calls for a reply.
- An interrogative sentence, phrase, or gesture.
- A point or subject under discussion or consideration.