Everything Is Miscellaneous: The Power of the New Digital Disorder

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Macmillan, May 1, 2007 - Business & Economics - 277 pages
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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 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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User Review  - Jon - Goodreads

This book should've been titled "Use Tagging." Actually, it could've been a blog entry entitled "Use tagging." Then again, you could probably read the two word phrase "Use Tagging" and save yourself ... Read full review

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User Review  - Adam Marriott - Goodreads

I may have come a little late to the party with this book, it's 2013 and was originally published in 2007. The book starts strong and Weinberger includes many examples to bring depth to his points ... Read full review

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Contents

Information in Space
1
The New Order of Order
8
Alphabetization and Its Discontents
24
The Geography of Knowledge
46
Lumps and Splits
64
The Laws of Jungle
84
Smart Leaves
107
Social Knowing
129
What Nothing Says
148
Messiness as a Virtue
173
The Work of Knowledge
199
Misc
231
Notes
235
Acknowledgments
259
Index
261
Copyright

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About the author (2007)

David Weinberger is the co-author of the international bestseller The Cluetrain Manifesto and the author of Small Pieces Loosely Joined. A fellow at Harvard Law School's Berkman Center for the Internet and Society, Weinberger writes for such publications as Wired, The New York Times, Smithsonian, and the Harvard Business Review and is a frequent commentator for NPR's All Things
Considered
. In 1994, he founded Evident Marketing, a strategic marketing firm on technology issues, and he served as the senior Internet adviser to the Howard Dean campaign. He lives in Boston.

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