Too Big to Know by David Weinberger
Rethinking Knowledge Now That the Facts Aren't the Facts, Experts Are Everywhere, and the Smartest Person in the Room Is the Room

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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.

 

About David Weinberger

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David Weinberger is a Senior Researcher at Harvard University's Berkman Center for the Internet and Society. He is the author of Small Pieces Loosely Joined, Everything Is Miscellaneous, and a coauthor of The Cluetrain Manifesto. He lives in Brookline, Massachusetts.
 
Published January 3, 2012 by Basic Books. 256 pages
Genres: Computers & Technology, Science & Math, Law & Philosophy, Education & Reference, Professional & Technical. Non-fiction

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Weinberger (Everything Is Miscellaneous: The Power of the New Digital Disorder, 2007, etc.), a senior researcher at Harvard's Berkman Institute for Internet and Society, argues that the collaborative, hyperlinked, instant nature of the Internet has fundamentally altered the way humans relate with...

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Too Big to Know by David Weinberger, The Digital Diet by Daniel Sieberg and Confessions of an Advertising Man by David Ogilvy

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Publishers Weekly

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Weinberger (Everything is Miscellaneous), a senior researcher at Harvard's Berkman Center for the Internet and Society, engagingly examines the production, dissemination, and accessibility of knowledge in the Internet era.

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BC Books

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Too Big to Know explores the new nature of knowledge in the age of the internet, when information is limitless.

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BC Books

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There have been plenty of articles and books written about the negative effects of the internet on users.

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BC Books

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When Weinberger writes that "the smartest person in the room is the room," the room represents the internet and the analogy is to groups of users collaborating to share information on the Web.

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Weinberger guides us through the new living maze of data with a sense of humor, giving us five specific ways to hyperlink this superabundance to our corporate benefit.

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I bet you will find something that will interest you wp.me/P2DwkQ-bv0 5 stars for a cleverly devised mystery set in PDX a must read for the tween reader in your family wp.me/p2DwkQ-cmT http://t.co/FN0NuUFC Nowadays the way information is created, stored, collected and shared has changed.

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Author David Weinberger's latest ponders how knowledge-"previously a finite body of expert opinion and accepted fact-"is now unbound, thanks to the Internet.

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