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If you laid out the books "The Tipping Point," "We Are Anonymous" and "Freakonomics," this book would neatly fill the empty space among them. While "Reinventing Discovery" details specific examples of how the Internet is enabling new forms of scientific collaboration today, it draws attention to the cultural aspects of our networked existence, and this is where I found the book most interesting. With so many people willing to participate in large, networked endeavors, maybe we really are on the cusp of finding new ways to fund and perform scientific research. I wish I could read the sequel that's going to come out decades from now, explaining how all these trends played out.
5 of 5 people found this review helpful
I'm heavily involved in network science. I've read many books on the topic including The Wisdom of Crowds, Wikinomix and many others. This is the first one it is very practically oriented. Reading the book was quite a challenge. it contains so many practical advice that I had to frequently pause to take notes and process the information. It's not your usual common-knowlledge rhetorics about how the world is flat and how we're becoming more interconnected. this one is a practical guide on how to advanced network science.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
repeatedly said the same thing in various complicated ways
interesting idea though, but it could have been like 1 chapter long and made the same points more succinctly.