Everything Is Miscellaneous: The Power of the New Digital Disorder
“Perfectly placed to tell us what’s really new about [the] second-generation Web.”—Los Angeles TimesBusiness visionary and bestselling author David Weinberger charts how as business, politics, science, and media move online, the rules of the physical world—in which everything has a place—are... show more
“Perfectly placed to tell us what’s really new about [the] second-generation Web.”—Los Angeles TimesBusiness visionary and bestselling author David Weinberger charts how as business, politics, science, and media move online, the rules of the physical world—in which everything has a place—are upended. In the digital world, everything has its places, with transformative effects:• Information is now a social asset and should be made public, for anyone to link, organize, and make more valuable.• There’s no such thing as “too much” information. More information gives people the hooks to find what they need. • Messiness is a digital virtue, leading to new ideas, efficiency, and social knowledge. • Authorities are less important than buddies. Rather than relying on businesses or reviews for product information, customers trust people like themselves. With the shift to digital music standing as the model for the future in virtually every industry, Everything Is Miscellaneous shows how anyone can reap rewards from the rise of digital knowledge.
Publish date: April 29th 2008
Publisher: Holt Paperbacks
Pages no: 288
Edition language: English
, Library Science
, Information Science
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...
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...
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...
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...