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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

Author: David Weinberger
Publisher: New York : Basic Books, ©2011.
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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  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: David Weinberger
ISBN: 9780465021420 0465021425 9780465085965 0465085962 0465028136 9780465028139
OCLC Number: 701015486
Description: xiv, 231 p. ; 25 cm.
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.
Responsibility: David Weinberger.

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Explains that, rather than a systemic collapse, the Internet era represents a fundamental change in the methods we have for understanding the world around us. This title argues that our notions of  Read more...

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Marc Benioff, chairman, CEO salesforce.com, bestselling author of Behind the Cloud "Led by the Internet, knowledge is now social, mobile, and open. Weinberger shows how to unlock the benefits." John Read more...

 
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Information overload? No worries!

by kmcdouall (WorldCat user published 2013-06-24) Excellent Permalink

Weinberger dazzles us with examples of how the structure of knowledge and means of knowing are changing with the rapid growth of digital networks in all our institutions. He details...
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