Too Big to Know
It describes the web-enabled shift in the production, transmission, reception, and storage of knowledge in the early 21st century. Weinberger discusses topics such asexpertise, echo chambers, open government, the WELL, Debian, the U.S. Army's Center for the Advancement of Leader Development and Organizational Learning, and the writing of Charles Darwin ("On the Origin of Species") and Nicholas G. Carr ("Is Google Making Us Stupid?"). He argues that "networked knowledge brings us closer to the truth about knowledge."
About the Author
David Weinberger, born in 1950, is an American technologist, professional speaker and commentator, probably best known as co-author of the Cluetrain Manifesto (originally a website, and eventually a book, which has been described as "a primer on Internet marketing." Weinberger's work focuses on how the Internet is changing human relationships, communication, knowledge and society.
A philosopher by training, he holds a PhD from the University of Toronto and taught college from 1980 to 1986. He was a gag writer for the comic strip, "Inside Woody Allen" from 1976 to 1983. He became a marketing consultant and executive at several high-tech companies, and currently serves as a fellow at the Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard Law School, where he co-teaches a class on "The Web Difference" with John Palfrey. In addition, he is co-director of the Harvard Library Innovation Lab at Harvard Law School. He had the title Senior Internet Advisor to Howard Dean's 2004 presidential campaign, and provided technology policy advice to John Edwards' 2008 presidential campaign.
He is the author of several books including, The Cluetrain Manifesto, Small Pieces Loosely Joined: A Unified Theory of the Web, Everything is Miscellaneous: The Power of the New Digital Disorder and 2012 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.