Why is useful to discuss on K-commerce?
Because if we are able to sell Knowledge as whatever tangible product, we win a good place in new 'knowledge based economy' of global market.
Obviously, is not easy to speak about methodologies and tools that able to support us to make up products or services 'knowledge based' or 'knowledge intensive', because we have to start from Artificial Intelligence basis and, in particular, from Knowledge Engineering approach to manage knowledge, so to turn it in a saleable package.
But nowadays there are on the market more than one applications, where knowledge is not once-selling service like professional consultancy or a patented idea, for example:
- a washing machine furnished with an intelligent (Knowledge Based) controller device able to automatically detect quantity and quality of load (f.e. % coton, % wool, etc) with energy saving, it produces a interesting return of investiment (ROI) ....
But not all technologies (cellular, ipod, etc.) and devices, are knowledge embedded and so a k-commerce product or service.
So, the question is not if K-commerce may exist or not.... but how to develop packaging of profitable knowledge!