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Everything is miscellaneous : the power of the new digital disorder

Author: David Weinberger
Publisher: New York : Holt, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st Holt pbk. edView all editions and formats
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Philosopher Weinberger shows how the digital revolution is radically changing the way we make sense of our lives. Human beings constantly collect, label, and organize 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  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Weinberger
ISBN: 9780805088113 0805088113
OCLC Number: 226281006
Notes: Originally published: New York: Times, 2007.
Description: 277 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: Prologue : Information in space --
The new order of order --
Alphabetization and its discontents --
The geography of knowledge --
Lumps and splits --
The laws of the jungle --
Smart leaves --
Social knowing --
What nothing says --
Messiness as a virtue --
The work of knowledge --
Coda : Misc.
Other Titles: Power of the new digital disorder
Responsibility: David Weinberger.

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Charts how as business, politics, science, and media move online, the rules of the physical world - in which everything has a place - are upended. This book shows how people can reap rewards from the  Read more...

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"* "Perfectly placed to tell us what's really new about [the] second-generation Web." - Los Angeles Times"

 
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