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The Resource Head in the cloud : why knowing things still matters when facts are so easy to look up, William Poundstone

Head in the cloud : why knowing things still matters when facts are so easy to look up, William Poundstone

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Head in the cloud : why knowing things still matters when facts are so easy to look up
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Head in the cloud : why knowing things still matters when facts are so easy to look up
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William Poundstone
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eng
Summary
Looks at the state of knowledge in the American public, and demonstrates how many areas of knowledge correlate with quality of life, politics, and behavior, arguing that being knowledgeable has significant value even when facts can be looked up with little effort
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Title
Head in the cloud
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Summary
Describes the importance of inherent knowledge in the mobile Internet age, when you can look up anything any time, and uses Big Data survey technology to examine how knowledge relates to a person's health, wealth, politics and behavior
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10518521
Cataloging source
T7B
Dewey number
306.4/20973
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
BD175
LC item number
.P674 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Target audience
adult
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why knowing things still matters when facts are so easy to look up
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William Poundstone
Head in the cloud : why knowing things still matters when facts are so easy to look up, William Poundstone
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Head in the cloud : why knowing things still matters when facts are so easy to look up, William Poundstone
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 299-323) and index
Contents
Introduction: Facts are obsolete -- Part One: The Dunning-Kruger effect -- 1. "I wore the juice" -- 2. A map of ignorance -- 3. Dumb history -- 4. The one-in-five rule -- 5. The low-information electorate -- Part Two: The knowledge premium -- 6. Putting a price tag on facts -- 7. Elevator-pitch science -- 8. Grammar police, grammar hippies -- 9. Nanoframe -- 10. Is shrimp kosher? -- 11. Philosophers and reality stars -- 12. Sex and absurdity -- 13. Moving the goalposts -- 14. Marshmallow test -- 15. The value of superficial learning -- Part Three: Strategies for a culturally illiterate world -- 16. When dumbing down is smart -- 17. Curating knowledge -- 18. The ice-cap riddle -- 19. The fox and the hedgehog
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ocn953173374
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Dimensions
22 cm
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Edition
First edition.
Extent
x, 340 pages
Isbn
9780316256544
Isbn Type
(hc)
Lccn
bl2016027220
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illustrations

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