John Seely Brown, former Xerox chief scientist, and Paul Duguid, Berkeley adjunct full professor, revisit their groundbreaking 2002 analysis of the information age in this 2017 update and revision. They’ve added a comprehensive new preface to explain where they were right and wrong and how you can apply their insights to today’s world. The theme that inspires and grips them is the idea that humanity – with its irrationality, illogical behavior, selfishness, kindness, privacy and communalism – will increasingly lose value as information replaces knowledge.
About the Authors
Former chief scientist of Xerox Corporation John Seely Brown is a visiting scholar and adviser to the provost at the University of Southern California. Paul Duguid is an adjunct full professor in the School of Information at the University of California, Berkeley.