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Too Big to Know by David Weinberger
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Jun 16, 12

bookshelves: business
Read from March 08 to June 16, 2012

Reflects and causes deep thought on the concept of knowledge and how it has changed over time, with a focus on how the internet actually does change everything (again).

My favorite quote, about the messy business of generating knowledge on the web: "We can all see the Sausage of Knowledge being made, one link at a time."

As much a philosophy book as a technology book, I found myself taking time with this one. Weinberger is a fun writer, but he goes deeper than some of the other pop science writers out there. From a business perspective, there aren't specific todo's that come out of this book, but there are a few recommendations at the end of the book that concern re-thinking how knowledge is presented and vetted -- there may be opportunities here but they aren't baked in this book.

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Laurie Niestrath I loved that quote, too! I also liked this one..."The leading edge drags the trailing edge slowly behind it..."

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