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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, (sound recording audiobook download)

Head in the cloud : why knowing things still matters when facts are so easy to look up, William Poundstone, (sound recording audiobook download)

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Head in the cloud : why knowing things still matters when facts are so easy to look up
Title
Head in the cloud
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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
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 in HEAD IN THE CLOUD. He shows that many areas of knowledge correlate with the quality of our lives-wealth, health, and happiness-and even with politics and behavior. Combining Big Data survey techniques with eye-opening anecdotes, Poundstone examines what Americans know (and don't know) on topics ranging from quantum physics to pop culture. HEAD IN THE CLOUD asks why we're okay with spelling errors on menus but not on resumes; why Fox News viewers don't know which party controls Congress; why people who know "trivia" make more money than those who don't; how individuals can navigate clickbait and media spin to stay informed about what really matters. Hilarious, humbling, and wildly entertaining, HEAD IN THE CLOUD is a must-read for anyone who doesn't know everything
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Downloadable applications available for access via iOS 4.0+ devices (iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch) and Android 2.1+ devices.
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Poundstone, William
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Narrated by Chris Sorensen
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  • Sorensen, Chris
  • OverDrive, Inc
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Recorded Books development
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  • Internet
  • Information society
  • Knowledge, Sociology of
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Head in the cloud : why knowing things still matters when facts are so easy to look up, William Poundstone, (sound recording audiobook download)
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http://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=210&titleID=3783484
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Contents
Introduction: Facts are obsolete -- Part One: The Dunning-Kruger effect. "I wore the juice" -- A map of ignorance -- Dumb history -- The one-in-five rule -- The low-information electorate -- The knowledge premium. Putting a price tag on facts -- Elevator-pitch science -- Grammar police, grammar hippies -- Nanoframe -- Is shrimp kosher? -- Philosophers and reality stars -- Sex and absurdity -- Moving the goalposts -- Marshmallow test -- The value of superficial learning -- Strategies for a culturally illiterate world. When dumbing down is smart -- Curating knowledge -- The ice-cap riddle -- The fox and the hedgehog
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Unabridged.
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1 online resource (1 audio file)
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online
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9781501936197
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  • Mode of access: World Wide Web
  • Format: OverDrive Listen
  • Format: OverDrive MP3 Audiobook
  • Requires OverDrive app 3.0 (Windows) / 1.0 (Mac) / 1.0 (Windows Mobile)
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Head in the cloud : why knowing things still matters when facts are so easy to look up, William Poundstone, (sound recording audiobook download)
Link
http://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=210&titleID=3783484
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unknown
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online resource
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spoken word
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rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Facts are obsolete -- Part One: The Dunning-Kruger effect. "I wore the juice" -- A map of ignorance -- Dumb history -- The one-in-five rule -- The low-information electorate -- The knowledge premium. Putting a price tag on facts -- Elevator-pitch science -- Grammar police, grammar hippies -- Nanoframe -- Is shrimp kosher? -- Philosophers and reality stars -- Sex and absurdity -- Moving the goalposts -- Marshmallow test -- The value of superficial learning -- Strategies for a culturally illiterate world. When dumbing down is smart -- Curating knowledge -- The ice-cap riddle -- The fox and the hedgehog
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Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource (1 audio file)
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unknown
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online
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not applicable
Isbn
9781501936197
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not applicable
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unknown
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computer
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rdamedia
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  • c
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digital.
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sound
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digital recording
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other
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  • Mode of access: World Wide Web
  • Format: OverDrive Listen
  • Format: OverDrive MP3 Audiobook
  • Requires OverDrive app 3.0 (Windows) / 1.0 (Mac) / 1.0 (Windows Mobile)
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