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
Yet this is the greatest time in history to be a knowledge seeker . . . if you know
Now I've read a little of philosophy: I can recognize a bunch of the Greeks and maybe make a lame ham-fisted explanation of one or two, but the real thing I learned from my reading ...more
Here's the problem. I don't think anyone will dispute that reaching out the ...more
What most impresses me about Weinberger's approach is his clear confidence in the importance of these issues coupled with a conscious ...more
الكتاب يُعالج التّطور الذي عرفه ما نُطلق عليه اسم "المعرفة" على مر التاريخ. مُصطلح "المعرفة" كان يعني أمرًا مُختلفًا في السّابق، لما كانت المُعارف تُنشر على هيئة كُتب (ورقية). المعرفة في وقتنا الحالي (عصر الإنترنت) اختلفت بشكل جذري فلم تعد تحدّها حدود "فيزيائية" كالسابق (وضع المعرفة في كتب ورقية لا تتّصل ببعضها البعض)، وأصبحنا نواجه فائضًا من المعارف لم تشهده ...more
In Too Big to Know, David Weinberger is essentially saying, "Listen, folks, I've read a few articles, and boy do you need to hear what I've learned!" I kept waiting for something from Weinberger's own experience or expertise to rise up and take its place in the book, but it never seemed to. Rather, he relies on other books on similar topics, and on information he found online. He did a few interviews, but they add little to his argument.
His argument is that the very idea of knowledge is changing...more
Report on "Too Big to Know" lecture by Weinberger at UC Berkeley School of Information: http://nyti.ms/tKdVgg
“Newspapers, encyclopedias, they are just gone, at the touch of a hyperlink,” Mr. Weinberger said. The institutions of “education and politics – they’ll just shatter. How did they get to be so fragile?” With the pained glee of a scientist discovering very bad news, he added, ...more
- È raro trovare tanta lucidità, chiarezza e densità di contenuti. Ma è ancora più raro trovare chi è in grado di fare questo con uno stile brillante e avvincente. Una lezione di scrittura.
- Per chi si occupa di contenuti e del loro spazio ai tempi della rete, sarà un libro cruciale sia per la quantità (e qualità) di spunti di riflessione, sia per l'efficacia con cui inquadra moltissimi aspetti del cambiamento che questo settore sta attraversando.
- Un capitolo dedic ...more
"Life is local. Without the local, we would have no standpoint by which to make sense of the world near us or the world within wh ...more
I'm immediately starting the second read of this book while I try to assemble the ideas in my head.
According to Weinberger, most of us tend to think that there are certain individuals — called experts — who are know ...more
ALL KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE IS AN INTERPRETATION
- Old knowledge was paper-based, new knowledge relies on the internet and its network. Since paper comes at a cost, old knowledge was limited and filtered out. New knowledge, instead, is filtered forward an ...more
David Weinberger is a writer, philosopher, marketing consultant, professional speaker and teacher with a Ph.D from the University of Toronto. He taught college for several years in the 1980s. ...more
In his book “Too Big To Know” Weinberger describes how the internet changed the way we create, share, receive, manage and store knowledge in the 21st century. The above quote supports his main thought that the tra ...more
Some years ago, I read Nicholas Carr’s The Big Switch, though I think he is better known for his book The Shallows. Weinberger’s book is in the same topical vicinity as those, but Wei ...more
What is brought forwadr is a relevant but somewhat overly reiteratated perspective on the reality of knowledge accumulation in our connected environment:
- It is not per se good ( everyone now has previously unimageinable access to information and our unprecedented opportunity to collaborate lead ...more
Knowledge, according to Weinberger, is and always has been a boundless, malleable thing subject to the shaping power of human intellect across individuals and grou ...more