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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.

Book Book (©2011.)
Description: xiv, 231 pages ; 25 cm
Publisher: New York, New York : Basic Books,a member of the Perseus Books Group ©2011.
6 of 6 copies available at NOBLE (All Libraries).
0 current holds with 6 total copies.
Library Location Call Number Status Due Date
Beverly Main Adult Nonfiction HM 851 .W445 2012 (Text to Phone) Available -
Danvers Adult Nonfiction HM 851 W4297 2011 (Text to Phone) Available -
Endicott College General Collection HM 851 .W4297 2011 (Text to Phone) Available -
Phillips OWHL Stacks 4 303.48 W32TO (Text to Phone) Available -
Salem Adult Non-Fiction 303.4833/WEINBERGER (Text to Phone) Available -
Wakefield Adult Nonfiction (2nd Floor) 303.4833 Weinberg (Text to Phone) Available -

  • ISBN: 0465028136 (ebook)
  • ISBN: 9780465028139 (ebook)
  • ISBN: 0465021425 (alk. paper)
  • ISBN: 9780465021420 (alk. paper)
Bibliography, etc.: Includes bibliographical references (pages 199-218) and index.
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.
Summary: 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.

Citation:

Weinberger, David. "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." New York, New York : Basic Books,a member of the Perseus Books Group ©2011.

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