One of the joys of being around the Berkman Center is attending the lunches they host with very interesting speakers. Today, David Weinberger is speaking some more about the book on knowledge he’s writing. I’ve had the pleasure of listening to him talk about various other portions of the book and his research before, including an analysis of encyclopedias.
One of the points he made is about how putting all of human knowledge into print is impractical. Imagine how many printed volumes that would take! If we want to record it, we might need another medium.