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Saturday, February 6, 2010

Book Which Changed Everything - Everything is Miscellaneous

I finished reading Everything is Miscellaneous: The Power of the New Digital Disorder by David Weinberger last week and am still reeling from the paradigm shift it caused in me. Weinberger suggests that many of the ways which we have learned to organize information are imposed upon on by the material nature of physical objects. When letting information loose in a digital atmosphere it is freed of the limitations unleashing an entirely new set of organizational possibilities. To say this book was transformative does not even begin to touch the way in which it challenged my long held, strongly defended, stubbornly clung to beliefs. The possibilities are exhilarating.

1 comment:

David said...

Wow! Thanks, Lynda!

Even aside from the nice complimentary adjectives, I like your way of summarizing the book.