Everything Is Miscellaneous

The Power of the New Digital Disorder

Author: David Weinberger

Publisher: Macmillan


Category: Business & Economics

Page: 288

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Business visionary and bestselling author David Weinberger shows how the digital revolution is radically changing the way we make sense of our lives 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 children's 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.

Responses to Miscellaneous Questions

Author: Saint Augustine (of Hippo)

Publisher: Works of Saint Augustine a Tra


Category: Religion

Page: 301

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Contains three of Augustine's works that show him responding to a large variety of questions posed by different persons. This title includes works such as: The Miscellany of Eighty-Three Questions; The Miscellany of Questions in Response to Simplician; and, Eight Questions of Dulcitius.

Western department, or Missouri, miscellaneous

Author: United States. Congress. Joint Committee on the Conduct of the War



Category: Ball's Bluff, Battle of, Va., 1861


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The Miscellaneous Writings of Pascal

Consisting of Letters, Essays, Conversations, and Miscellaneous Thoughts (the Greater Part Heretofore Unpublished in this Country, and a Large Portion from Original Mss.)

Author: Blaise Pascal




Page: 410

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Miscellaneous Travels of J.W. Goethe

Comprising Letters from Switzerland; the Campaign in France, 1792; the Siege of Mainz; and a Tour on the Rhine, Maine, and Neckar, 1814-1815

Author: Johann Wolfgang von Goethe




Page: 424

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Too Big to Know

Rethinking Knowledge Now That the Facts Aren't the Facts, Experts Are Everywhere, and the Smartest Person in the Room Is the Room

Author: David Weinberger

Publisher: Hachette UK


Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 256

View: 914

"If anyone knows anything about the web, where it's been and where it's going, it's David Weinberger. . . . Too Big To Know is an optimistic, if not somewhat cautionary tale, of the information explosion." --Steven Rosenbaum, Forbes With the advent of the Internet and the limitless information it contains, we're less sure about what we know, who knows what, or even what it means to know at all. And yet, human knowledge has recently grown in previously unimaginable ways and in inconceivable directions. In Too Big to Know, David Weinberger explains that, rather than a systemic collapse, the Internet era represents a fundamental change in the methods we have for understanding the world around us. With examples from history, politics, business, philosophy, and science, Too Big to Know describes how the very foundations of knowledge have been overturned, and what this revolution means for our future.