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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 / David Weinberger.

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  • ISBN: 9780465021420 (alk. paper)
  • ISBN: 0465021425
  • ISBN: 0465028136 (ebook)
  • ISBN: 9780465028139 (ebook)
  • Physical Description: xiv, 231 pages ; 25 cm.
  • Publisher: New York : Basic Books, [2011]

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (p. 199-218) and index.
Formatted Contents Note: 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.
Summary, etc.: 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.
Subject: Information technology > Social aspects.
Internet > Social aspects.
Knowledge, Sociology of.
Information technology > Social aspects.
Internet > Social aspects.
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