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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
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Basic Books
Publication date January 3, 2012
Pages 231
Binding Hardcover
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780465021420
ISBN-10 0465021425
Dimensions 1 by 6.50 by 9.75 in.
Weight 1 lbs.
Original list price $25.99
Summaries and Reviews description: Product Description:
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.

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9780465021420 | details & prices | 231 pages | 6.50 × 9.75 × 1.00 in. | 1.00 lbs | List price $25.99
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Reprint edition from Basic Books (January 7, 2014)
9780465085965 | details & prices | 231 pages | 5.50 × 8.25 × 0.75 in. | 0.56 lbs | List price $16.99
About: With the advent of the Internet and the limitless information it contains, we’re less sure about what we know, who knows what, or even what it means to know at all.

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