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The reason why there are books, databases and mnemonics in the world, is because humans cannot keep all the world's information in their brain's memory.
When humans learn something and study a subject, they actually create referential and integral knowledge stored in their brains. Based on this, they have to make sure they can access that knowledge rapidly when needed. Let's call the variety of this access "interfaces". Here are some examples:
- When someone asks you "What is the letter between k and m?" and you brain goes thinking "a-b-c-d-e-f-g-h-i-j-k-l-m... It's l!", then this mnemonic thinking is an interface to the knowledge about the alphabet.
- When someone asks you "Do penguins have knees?" and you think "Let me check on Wikipedia.", then Wikipedia is an interface to the knowledge about penguins' physiology.
- And when someone asks you "What is there on the software 'Ansible' in connection with SMW CindyKate's notion of knowledge and information management", and you look up https://smw-cindykate.com/main/Ansible, then that link is an interface to the keyword "Ansible" on SMW CindyKate.
So an interface is an efficient and effective access to internalized (example 1) or external information (examples 2 and 3).
Here are the declared interfaces on SMW CindyKate: