David Weinberger on the future of libraries

David Weinberger on the future of libraries
Weinberger acknowledged that this new way of looking at knowledge has its drawbacks. "We've organized ourselves as cultures, to a large degree, around what we agree we know. And when you have multiple ways of knowing, multiple ways of organizing, the society loses one of its deepest organizational principles," he pointed out. It also gets more difficult to dismiss some points of view, even if they're wrong - "it gets harder to rule them out when every bad idea can be made globally public through the web. "

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