There have been plenty of articles and books written about the negative effects of the internet on users. There are those who say that it is impairing our ability to remember and eroding our attention span. That is why this book focuses on finding solutions to the way we handle this new way of learning and knowing. Ultimately, whether the internet is making us smarter or stupider depends on us and how we use it.
Certainly, Too Big to Know is an important book for anyone who uses the internet, which is nearly everyone, and who is concerned about the nature of learning and knowing. It is also fascinating and thought-provoking. Weinberger's style makes it a quick read that is never boring or pedantic. If you are looking for a guide to how to best benefit from the knowledge available at your fingertips, this guide is a great place to start.