Tuesday, January 03, 2012

Are we on information overload? - Salon.com

An interview with David Weinberger; his new book is available now in dead-tree mode, but unfortunately not until September, for the Kindle edition

In his new book, “Too Big to Know,” David Weinberger, a senior researcher at Harvard’s Berkman Center for Internet and Society, attempts to answer that question by looking at the ways our newly interconnected society is transforming the media, science and our everyday lives. In an accessible yet profound work, he explains that in our new universe, facts have been replaced by “networked facts” that exist largely in the context of a digital network. As a result, Weinberger believes we have entered a new golden age, one in which technology has finally caught up with humans’ endless curiosity, and one that has the potential to revolutionize a wide swath of occupations and research fields.

Are we on information overload? - Salon.com

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