Evgeny Morozov eviscerates Weinberger, Too Big to Know http://bitly.com/x6m4fe
~I guess I need to read it anyway...
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, “knowledge for my generation was at the center of the human quest. It is going the way of the recording industry. It is a term that won’t survive the generation.”
PW review: http://bitly.com/rB2NQP
"The fundamental and pertinent question Weinberger pursues is how the new surplus of knowledge afforded by the Internet affects our "basic strategy of knowing." This strategy evolved from "book-shaped thought," a form "in which parts depend upon the parts before it." "