Too Big to Know

Rethinking Knowledge Now That the Facts Aren't the Facts, Experts Are Everywhere, and the Smartest Person in the Room

By David Weinberger
(Basic Books (AZ), Hardcover, 9780465021420, 256pp.)

Publication Date: January 2012

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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 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.




About the Author
David Weinberger is the co-author of the international bestseller "The Cluetrain Manifesto" and the author of "Small Pieces Loosely Joined". A fellow at Harvard University, Weinberger writes for such publications as "Wired" and the "Harvard Business Review" and is a frequent commentator for NPR's "All Things Considered". In 1994, he founded Evident Marketing, a strategic marketing firm on technology issues. He lives in Boston.
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