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Too big to know : rethinking knowledge now that the facts aren't facts, experts are everywhere, and the smartest person in the room is the room

Author: David Weinberger
Publisher: New York : Basic Books, 2011.
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"We used to get our answers from books or experts. We'd nail down the facts and move on. But in the internet age knowledge has move onto networks. There's more knowledge than ever, of course, but it's different. All the nails have been pulled up, 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 this book David Weinberger  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Weinberger
ISBN: 9780465021420 0465021425
OCLC Number: 875975185
Description: xiv, 231 p.
Responsibility: DavidWeinberger.

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"We used to get our answers from books or experts. We'd nail down the facts and move on. But in the internet age knowledge has move onto networks. There's more knowledge than ever, of course, but it's different. All the nails have been pulled up, 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 this book David Weinberger shows how networked knowledge increases understanding in business, science, education and government, and how it enables people to make smarter decisions than they could when they had to rely on traditional sources of expertise."--Publisher.

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