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Everything is miscellaneous : the power of the new digital disorder

Author: David Weinberger
Publisher: New York : Holt Paperbacks, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Conference publication : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"In Everything is Miscellaneous, David Weinberger takes us on a 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 beating them out), how Staples stores emulate online shopping to increase sales, why your children's teachers will stop having them  Read more...
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Material Type: Conference publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Weinberger
ISBN: 9780805088113 0805088113
OCLC Number: 271880684
Description: 277 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: 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.
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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