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 RoomWe used to know how to know We got our answers from books or experts We d nail down the facts and move on But in the Internet age, knowledge has moved onto networks There s knowledge than ever, of course, but it s different Topics have no boundaries, and nobody agrees on anything n nYet thi

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The Social Life of Information

The Social Life of InformationFor years pundits have predicted that information technology will obliterate everything, from supermarkets to business organizations to social life itself, but beaten down by info glut, exasperated by computer crashes, and daunted by the dot com crash, individual users find it hard to get a fix on t

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The Visual Display of Quantitative Information

The Visual Display of Quantitative InformationThe classic book on statistical graphics, charts, tables Theory and practice in the design of data graphics, 250 illustrations of the best and a few of the worst statistical graphics, with detailed analysis of how to display data for precise, effective, quick analysis Design of the high resoluti

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Glut: Mastering Information through the Ages

Glut: Mastering Information through the AgesWhat do primordial bacteria, medieval alchemists, and the World Wide Web have to do with each other This fascinating exploration of how information systems emerge takes readers on a provocative journey through the history of the information age n nToday s information explosion may seem like an acu

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Metadata

MetadataEverything we need to know about metadata, the usually invisible infrastructure for information with which we interact every day When metadata became breaking news, appearing in stories about surveillance by the National Security Agency, many members of the public encountered this once obscure te

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