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 knowledgefrom the role of facts to the value of books and the authority of expertsproviding a compelling vision of the future of knowledge in a connected world.
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Table of Contents
Prologue: The Crisis of Knowledge vii
1 Knowledge Overload 1
2 Bottomless Knowledge 19
3 The Body of Knowledge: An Introduction to the Rest of the Book 43
4 The Expertise of Clouds 47
5 A Marketplace of Echoes? 69
6 Long Form, Web Form 93
7 Too Much Science 121
8 Where the Rubber Hits the Node 159
9 Building the New Infrastructure of Knowledge 173
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Although this book gets off to a slow start once it picks up and really gets into the meat of the subject it is hard to put down. It is said the only constant is change but often we don't recognize the change because it is so gradual. Too Big To Know is a real eyeopener to the social change taking place on the planet. No longer are we separated by miles and time but, thanks to the internet, are living in an instant society and the way it is affecting who and what we are is nothing short of amazing.