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Everything is miscellaneous : the power of the new digital disorder

Author: David Weinberger
Publisher: New York, NY : Times Books, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st 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
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: David Weinberger
ISBN: 9780805080438 0805080430 9780805088113 0805088113
OCLC Number: 122291427
Description: 277 pages : illustrations ; 25 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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by zbdigitaal (WorldCat user published 2007-06-02) Very Good Permalink
Check out the good review at http://www.techsource.ala.org/blog/2007/05/weinbergers-well-ordered-miscellany.html
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Explains the value of chaos

by bobrobboy (WorldCat user published 2008-06-09) Very Good Permalink

While reading this it seemed to me that there are some holes in the theory behind this book, but Weinberger covers the big idea very well.

Order and chaos can coexist and at some levels become interchangeable.  And that's more valuable that order alone.

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