Everything Is Miscellaneous: The Power of the New Digital Disorder

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Macmillan, Apr 29, 2008 - Business & Economics - 277 pages
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From A to Z, Everything Is Miscellaneous will completely reshape the way you think - and what you know - about the world. Includes information on alphabetical order, Amaxon.com, animals, Aristotle, authority, Bettmann Archive, blogs (weblogs), books, broadcasting, British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC), business, card catalog, categories and categorization, clusters, companies, Colon Classification, conversation, Melvil Dewey, Dewey Decimal Classification system, Encyclopaedia Britannica, encyclopedia, essentialism, experts, faceted classification system, first order of order, Flickr.com, Google, Great Books of the Western World, ancient Greeks, health and medical information, identifiers, index, inventory tracking, knowledge, labels, leaf and leaves, libraries, Library of Congress, links, Carolus Linnaeus, lumping and splitting, maps and mapping, marketing, meaning, metadata, multiple listing services (MLS), names of people, neutrality or neutral point of view, New York Public Library, Online Computer Library Center (OCLC), order and organization, people, physical space, everything having place, Plato, race, S.R. Ranganathan, Eleanor Rosch, Joshua Schacter, science, second order of order, simplicity, social constructivism, social knowledge, social networks, sorting, species, standardization, tags, taxonomies, third order of roder, topical categorization, tree, Uniform Product Code (UPC), users, Jimmy Wales, web, Wikipedia, etc.
 

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The author is an interesting man: he's a marketing consultant with a Ph.D. in philosophy who works at the Harvard Law School and advised Howard Dean's brief run for president. His book *The Cluetrain ... Read full review

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Not a flawless book, but definitely an important book. I've been using it for 3 semesters to teach a class on information architecture and research methods and I've yet to find a more recent ... 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 the 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
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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 University, Weinberger writes for such publications as Wired 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. He lives in Boston.

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