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

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 - David Weinberger This book is a gem of a find. I get really irritated when I come across people who tell me how the internet makes us stupid. The author eviscerates that view point through anecdotes, context and trends. The author is good at providing the context around the nature of the philosophy of science and its development. Data becomes information which becomes knowledge and this process of becoming has changed because of the enlarging of our network. The author effectively uses Darwin's theory of evolution as a historical template for the enlarging of our network.

If it weren't for the enlarging of our networks, I would never be able to find pearls of great price like this book. Audible itself would most likely not even exist. These internet effects change how I have been learning about the world, and I'm glad a book such as this has come along and so elegantly explains some of its advantages.

(If you do read this book, first read the T. S. Eliot poem "The Rock" since the book cites it and really does seem to develop its narrative around that poem).