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.


  • ISBN: 9780465021420 (alk. paper)
  • ISBN: 0465021425 (alk. paper)
  • ISBN: 9780465028139 (ebook)
  • ISBN: 0465028136 (ebook)
  • Description: xiv, 231 p. ; 25 cm.
  • Publisher: New York : Basic Books, c2011.

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  • 7 copies at NOBLE (All Libraries).

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Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (p. 199-218) and index.
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: Internet philosopher 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.