Too Big To Know
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, Ph.D., Senior Researcher, Berkman Center for the Internet & Society, Harvard University
Host: David Inge
There was a time when knowledge rested in a small number of places. Today, there is more to know, and more places to find it than ever before. But has that made us smarter, or just more confused? Our guest will be David Weinberger from Harvard University’s Berkman Center for the Internet and Society. His book Too Big to Know looks at the ways that the Internet has made the world messier, but also richer in information. It’s an opportunity, he says, for us to become smarter than ever.
This is a repeat broadcast from Friday, January 13, 2012, 10 am