Introducing Knowtons - Particles of Knowledge

Evidently, Google has recently released a new service called Knols Wiki.

I prefer a term of my own creation: "knowton" (rhymes with "proton"). You can think of it as a particle (or yes, unit) of knowledge, or something knowable.

What is the essence of a knowton?

What are some characteristics of knowtons?

Examples of knowtons:

A knowton is something you could ask a question about:

Information devices that contain knowtons include (but are certainly not limited to):

When expressed in electronic systems, a knowton can have attributes:

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What do you think? Do you like the term "knowton?"