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Everything Is Miscellaneous: The Power of the New Digital Disorder - David Weinberger
Everything Is Miscellaneous: The Power of the New Digital Disorder
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Business visionary and bestselling author David Weinberger shows how the digital revolution is radically changing the way we make sense of our lives Human beings are information omnivores: we are constantly collecting, labeling, and organizing data. But today, the shift from the physical to the... show more
Business visionary and bestselling author David Weinberger shows how the digital revolution is radically changing the way we make sense of our lives Human beings are information omnivores: we are constantly collecting, labeling, and organizing data. But today, the shift from the physical to the digital is mixing, burning, and ripping our lives apart. In the past, everything had its one place--the physical world demanded it--but now everything has its places: multiple categories, multiple shelves. Simply put, everything is suddenly miscellaneous. In Everything Is Miscellaneous, David Weinberger charts the new principles of digital order that are remaking business, education, politics, science, and culture. In his rollicking tour of the rise of the miscellaneous, he examines why the Dewey decimal system is stretched to the breaking point, how Rand McNally decides what information not to include in a physical map (and why Google Earth is winning that battle), how Staples stores emulate online shopping to increase sales, why your children's teachers will stop having them memorize facts, and how the shift to digital music stands as the model for the future in virtually every industry. Finally, he shows how by "going miscellaneous," anyone can reap rewards from the deluge of information in modern work and life. From A to Z, Everything Is Miscellaneous will completely reshape the way you think--and what you know--about the world.
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780805080438 (0805080430)
Publisher: Times Books
Pages no: 288
Edition language: English
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pseudolibrary
pseudolibrary rated it
5.0 Everything Is Miscellaneous: The Power of the New Digital Disorder
Third order almost sounds like a plan for world semantic domination. I'm hooked. This skinny book gave me some big ideas about how my introduction to cataloging course will feed into the metadata courses I'll take. Gave me a bird's eye view (with some specific examples) of how the semantic web can b...
auntieannie
auntieannie rated it
5.0 Everything Is Miscellaneous: The Power of the New Digital Disorder
I have to return this book to the library, although I'm only halfway through. Will request it again. Need to read thoroughly and digest. "to get as good at browsing as we are at finding -- and to take full advantage of the digital opportunity -- we have to get rid of the idea that there's a best way...
mrsbond
mrsbond rated it
Discusses the tricky idea of making all information available to all people at all times. Provides examples of current and potential information needs from a variety of areas (corporate, academic, social, archival, etc.) and how these organizations handle those needs (and how their handling could b...
Gypsy Librarian on Books
Gypsy Librarian on Books rated it
1.0 Everything Is Miscellaneous: The Power of the New Digital Disorder
Though this book made the rounds of the librarian blogs, I was not particularly impressed. Basically, the author says "digital good, print bad. Organization bad; chaos good." A few rips on librarians for the work they do. While it had some interesting historical notes, I honestly did not see the big...
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