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Morozov I 37
Knowledge/Internet/Weinberger, David/Morozov: Weinberger thesis: (...) that "the Internet" has fundamentally changed the way in which knowledge is produced - no, it has even changed what is considered knowledge. That is what David Weinberger from the Berkman Center in Harvard argues in his recently published book "Too Big to Know". (1) Weinberger, like Eric Schmidt, has seen the core of the "Internet" and never looked back. Knowledge takes on the shape of the Internet, he proclaims with undaunted enthusiasm.
Weinberger thesis: Today, knowledge no longer lives only in libraries, museums and scientific journals. It does not only live in the skulls of individuals. Our skulls and our institutions are simply not big enough to contain knowledge. Knowledge is now the network's property and the network includes companies, governments, media, museums, curated collections and minds in communication. (1)
MorozovVsWeinberger: it almost looks as if Internet centrism has transformed our brightest minds into Martianers who have just landed on earth and who cannot imagine how life has been in our country so far. (...) The Marsians should then believe that the knowledge itself is produced by the network.


1. David Weinberger, 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 (New York: Basic Books, 2012), 17. Also, this is my review of Weinberger’s book: Evgeny Morozov, “What Lies Beneath,” The Daily, January 1, 2012, http:// www.thedaily.com/ page/ 2012/ 01/ 01/ 010112-opinions-books-weinberger-morozov-1– 3.


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Weinberg I
David Weinberger
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 New York 2011

Morozov I
Evgeny Morozov
To Save Everything, Click Here: The Folly of Technological Solutionism New York 2014


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