We are smart enough to realize we are stupid, and stupid enough to make the problem of becoming smarter hard.
 From “Amplifying Cognition: Extending Memory and Intelligence,” 1997. Accessed online at http://www.extropy.org/ideas/journal/previous/1997/11-01.html.
I know; that's a heady, arrogant way to open a book. But this book is about heady stuff, and I'll try to prove it. To do so, I shall cast the information this book presents in a light far brighter than topic maps, computers, indeed, the Universe and Everything. That's my intent, anyway.
David Weinberger had this to say about the Web:
The world that we've ...