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Everything Is Miscellaneous: The Power of the New Digital Disorder by David Weinberger
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Book Review: Everything is Miscellaneous by David Weinberger
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They really just don't design books the way they used to 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. Think: card catalogs verses Google.
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Weinberger does much more in Everything is Miscellaneous than merely extol the virtues of our newest system. Starting with alphabetization and moving through the development of modern maps, knowledge trees, the organization of animal species, and an insanely readable analysis of the Dewey Decimal system, Weinberger reveals the flaws in each developmental system and what can be learned from their failures.
Leaping between explanations about these outdated methods and analyses of modern informational and organizational powerhouses like Wikipedia, Flickr, and Del. Weinberger, a doctor of philosophy, possesses an admirable mind, and draws out the battle between simplicity and complexity with an elegance uncommon to this type of text.
What we really want is complexity.