Head in the Cloud: Why Knowing Things Still Matters When Facts Are So Easy to Look Up

Head in the Cloud: Why Knowing Things Still Matters When Facts Are So Easy to Look Up

The real-world value of knowledge in the mobile-device age.

More people know who Khloe Kardashian is than who Rene Descartes was. Most can't find Delaware on a map, correctly spell the word occurrence, or name the largest ocean on the planet. But how important is it to fill our heads with facts? A few keystrokes can summon almost any information in seconds. Why should we bother learning facts at all?

Bestselling author William Poundstone confronts that timely question… (more)

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Publisher: Little, Brown and Company (July 19, 2016)

Collection: Little, Brown and Company

Parent ISBN: 9780316256537

Page count: 304 pages

File size: 9.8 MB

Language: English


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