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Everything Is Miscellaneous

The Power of the New Digital Disorder

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Everything Is Miscellaneous

The Power of the New Digital Disorder

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Publisher
Times Books
Language
English
Pages
277

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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 childrens 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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Everything Is Miscellaneous: The Power of the New Digital Disorder
April 29, 2008, Holt Paperbacks
Paperback in English - 1st ed.
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Everything Is Miscellaneous: The Power of the New Digital Disorder
May 1, 2007, Times Books
Hardcover in English

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Classifications

Library of Congress
HD30.2 .W4516 2007, HD30.2.W4516 2007

The Physical Object

Format
Hardcover
Number of pages
277
Dimensions
9.3 x 6.2 x 1.3 inches
Weight
1.1 pounds

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL7933208M
Internet Archive
everythingismisc00wein
ISBN 10
0805080430
ISBN 13
9780805080438
LC Control Number
2007012024
Library Thing
2275491
Wikidata
Q106986690
Goodreads
726004

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