Whether or not I ultimately agree with Mr. Weinberger’s vision, I don’t see him asking some of these essential questions. He takes it too much for granted that this is all to the good.

Artist Management Toolkit

I was pleasantly surprised at how interesting I found his thoughts and ideas. That being said, let’s get down to the nitty-gritty and the aspects of this book that I liked and did not like. Weinberger wrote in length about the third order, thereby referencing ways through the Internet that an individual could gather and search information. Going back to the leaves and branches scenario, the Internet has many branches and the leaves of knowledge can subsist in more than one place at a time. There is no end to the ways in which something can bridge to something else.

Mighty Networks

Any attempt to address the realities of our digital information age must include a frank discussion of information literacy – and Mr. Weinberger never once mentions it in this book. Mr. Weinberger assumes that people will be actively engaged in their participation with information. But all too often, I see people looking for quick and easy answers, wanting most of all not to have to think too much about it. It’s continually shocking to me how many people overlook the best results in favor of the convenience of the first results.

It is on a much greater scale that through the Internet knowledge is intertwined in ways that go beyond a few descriptive word searches on a library catalog. After this book, I’m ready to set aside academic explorations like this one for a while and focus more on cultural/local histories.

Weinberger’s miscellany thesis is helpful to consider when planning beginning computer courses. Searching for information is an essential Internet skill; we spend a Popcorn Time lot of time here coaching users to enter URLs in the right bar, to look for the search box on a given page, etc. But the concept of searching itself – identifying and utilizing keywords, authority of information, scope of search engine – is something that deserves its own emphasis and exploration. But on the other hand, there are too many examples and arguments in this book that I disagree with for me to ever get completely onboard with it.

Too often, in order to try and make his point he oversimplifies things too much. But any vision for how we should interact with information must answer to nuanced reality. As I was reading this book, I kept stopping to write down reactions that I had to various passages and arguments that he makes.

  • I don’t just use the iTunes for music playback but also use it for other more complex processes such as creating backups, permanently erasing of data on your iPhone, and more, Dr.fone is the solution that you need.
  • After decades of dragging iTunes along, Apple has finally decided to end its life.
  • Based on your needs, you can choose the missing data and retrieve it selectively in just a few clicks.
  • The app easily repairs normal bugs and iOS problems such as “stuck at bootup”, “recovery mode looping”, and more.
  • While this data recovery software costs a pretty penny, it is certainly useful for users who like to experiment with their iPhones.
  • One of my more favorite features of this app is the ability to run repair scripts.

He presents experts as dictators – people who jealously control access and capriciously decree what information people are allowed to have. If this is truly how he sees experts, then he’s correct to crusade against them. In my opinion, the biggest failing of this work is that Mr. Weinberger seriously misappraises the state of information literacy in our society.

Like most well-educated, well-read, literate people, he assumes that information seekers will exercise discernment and analytical thinking when they interact with information. That being said – some of the examples Mr. Weinberger uses to back up his arguments are so off-base that I find myself questioning whether he really knows what he’s talking about.