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Too Big to Know

Rethinking Knowledge Now that the Facts aren't the Facts, Experts are Everywhere, and the Smartest Person in the Room is the Room

Published by Basic Books in New York .
Written in English.

About the Book

We used to know how to know. We got our answers from books or experts. We'd nail down the facts and move on. But in the Internet age, knowledge has moved onto networks. There's more knowledge than ever, of course, but it's different. Topics have no boundaries, and nobody agrees on anything. Yet this is the greatest time in history to be a knowledge seeker, if you know how. In Too Big to Know, Internet philosopher David Weinberger shows how business, science, education, and the government are learning to use networked knowledge to understand more than ever and to make smarter decisions than they could when they had to rely on mere books and experts. This groundbreaking book shakes the foundations of our concept of knowledge -- from the role of facts to the value of books and the authority of experts -- providing a compelling vision of the future of knowledge in a connected world. - Publisher.

Table of Contents

Prologue : the crisis of knowledge
Knowledge overload
Bottomless knowledge
The body of knowledge : an introduction to the rest of the book
The expertise of clouds
A marketplace of echoes?
Long form, Web form
Too much science
Where the rubber hits the node
Building the new infrastructure of knowledge

The Physical Object

Format Hardcover
Pagination xiv, 231 p.
Dimensions 25 x x centimeters

ID Numbers

Open Library OL25199441M
Internet Archive toobigtoknowreth0000wein
ISBN 10 0465021425
ISBN 13 9780465021420

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