Internet philosopher Weinberger shows how business, science, education, and the government are learning to use networked knowledge to understand more than ever and to make smarter decisions than they could when they had to rely on mere books and experts.
In his 1988 presidential address to the International Society for General Systems Research, Russell Ackoff, a leading organizational theorist, sketched a pyramid that has probably been redrawn on a white board somewhere in the world every hour since.
Among all the opinions spouted, the subset that counts as knowledge consists of the ones that not only are true but also are believed for justifiable reasons.
(ideas to ideas, people to ideas, people to people)
The Internet represents the ascension of yahoos, a victory lap for plagiarists, the end of culture, the beginning of a dark ages inhabited by glassy-eyed chronic masturbators who judge truth by the number of thumbs up, wisdom by the number of views, and knowledge by whatever is the most fun to believe.