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The Resource Everything is miscellaneous : the power of the new digital disorder, David Weinberger

Everything is miscellaneous : the power of the new digital disorder, David Weinberger

Label
Everything is miscellaneous : the power of the new digital disorder
Title
Everything is miscellaneous
Title remainder
the power of the new digital disorder
Statement of responsibility
David Weinberger
Title variation
Power of the new digital disorder
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • 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 shelves. Everything is suddenly miscellaneous. Weinberger charts the new principles of digital order that are remaking business, education, politics, science, and culture. He examines 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 children's teachers will stop having them memorize facts, and how the shift to digital music stands as the model for the future.--From publisher description
  • From A to Z, Everything Is Miscellaneous will completely reshape the way you think - and what you know - about the world. Includes information on alphabetical order, Amaxon.com, animals, Aristotle, authority, Bettmann Archive, blogs (weblogs), books, broadcasting, British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC), business, card catalog, categories and categorization, clusters, companies, Colon Classification, conversation, Melvil Dewey, Dewey Decimal Classification system, Encyclopaedia Britannica, encyclopedia, essentialism, experts, faceted classification system, first order of order, Flickr.com, Google, Great Books of the Western World, ancient Greeks, health and medical information, identifiers, index, inventory tracking, knowledge, labels, leaf and leaves, libraries, Library of Congress, links, Carolus Linnaeus, lumping and splitting, maps and mapping, marketing, meaning, metadata, multiple listing services (MLS), names of people, neutrality or neutral point of view, New York Public Library, Online Computer Library Center (OCLC), order and organization, people, physical space, everything having place, Plato, race, S.R. Ranganathan, Eleanor Rosch, Joshua Schacter, science, second order of order, simplicity, social constructivism, social knowledge, social networks, sorting, species, standardization, tags, taxonomies, third order of roder, topical categorization, tree, Uniform Product Code (UPC), users, Jimmy Wales, web, Wikipedia, etc
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DLC
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1950-
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Weinberger, David
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HD30.2
LC item number
.W4516 2007
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Knowledge management
  • Information technology
  • Information technology
  • Personal information management
  • Information resources management
  • Order
  • Information Management
  • Knowledge
Label
Everything is miscellaneous : the power of the new digital disorder, David Weinberger
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Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 235-257) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
ocn122291427
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
277 pages
Isbn
9780805080438
Lccn
2007012024
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
Gift of Carol A. Traveny.
Other control number
9780805080438
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)122291427
Label
Everything is miscellaneous : the power of the new digital disorder, David Weinberger
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 235-257) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
ocn122291427
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
277 pages
Isbn
9780805080438
Lccn
2007012024
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
Gift of Carol A. Traveny.
Other control number
9780805080438
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)122291427

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