Rethinking Knowledge Now That Facts Aren't the Facts, Experts Are Everywhere, and the Smartest Person in the Room is the Room
2012 getAbstract International Book of the Year
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. All the nails have been pulled up, topics have no boundaries, and nobody ever agrees on anything.
And yet, this is the greatest time in history to be a knowledge seeker…if you know how. In 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, Internet philosopher David Weinberger shows how business, science, education and 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, to the authority of experts—providing a compelling vision of the future of knowledge in a connected world.