Small Pieces Loosely Joined
A Unified Theory of the Web
By (author) David Weinberger
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Small Pieces Loosely Joined by David Weinberger
Book DescriptionIn this insightful social commentary, David Weinberger goes beyond misdirected hype to reveal what is truly revolutionary about the Web. Just as Marshall McLuhan forever altered our view of broadcast media, Weinberger shows that the Web is transforming not only social institutions but also bedrock concepts of our world such as space, time, self, knowledge-even reality itself. Through stories of life on the Web, a unique take on Web sites, and a pervasive sense of humor, Weinberger is the first to put the Web into the social and intellectual context we need to begin assessing its true impact on our lives. The irony, according to Weinberger, is that this seemingly weird new technology is more in tune with our authentic selves than is the modern world. Funny, provocative, and ultimately hopeful, Small Pieces Loosely Joined makes us look at the Web as never before.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780738208503
(210mm x 140mm x 25mm)
Imprint: Perseus Books
Publisher: The Perseus Books Group
Publish Date: 17-Apr-2003
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author David Weinberger
Too Big to Know, Paperback (January 2014)
Knowledge, it would appear, is in crisis. With the advent of the Internet, we're less sure about what we know, who knows what, or even what it means to know at all. The author explains that, rather than a systemic collapse, the Internet era represents a fundamental change in the methods we have for understanding the world around us.
Everything is Miscellaneous, Paperback (June 2008)» View all books by David Weinberger
Charts how as business, politics, science, and media move online, the rules of the physical world - in which everything has a place - are upended. This book shows how people can reap rewards from the rise of digital knowledge.
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Author Biography - David Weinberger
David Weinberger is the publisher of JOHO (Journal of the Hyperlinked Organization). Co-author of the best-selling The Cluetrain Manifesto, he is a commentator on National Public Radio's "All Things Considered" and has written for a wide variety of publications, including Wired, the New York Times, and Smithsonian.
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