Nick – There is, I believe, a term that’s very close to what you’re asking. It’s esprit d’escalier, generally defined as staircase wit – that great comeback you think of after you’ve left the party (meeting, blog, etc.) See (where else?) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/L%27esprit_de_l%27escalier.
I love this topic (thank you Mary). I think it’s an important one and would like to engage further in the discussion, but I don’t have much time this morning. Let me just say I agree with the direction Mary is taking this, but I do have some concerns about what seems to me an overly analytic (as opposed to synthetic) approach to understanding what happens when knowledge is created, shared, etc.
In all fairness, I want to read (and watch) some of your stuff as well, Nick, before wading in too deeply. BTW – Do you know Kent Greenes, Nick?
As the Governator of my “great” state of California is wont to declare, “I’ll be back”.