Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Thoughts from the book Everything is Miscellaneous

The following are some key concepts and or thoughts from the book "Everything is Miscellaneous", by David Weinberger.

The book
The book is an interesting history of human quest to order everything. The history in itself was fascinating if you think about it. Can you imagine at one time there was no particular order for the english alphabet? Imagine not having that today. Another good example is the Dewey Decimal System, something we all had to learn in school. I tried explaining the Dewey Decimal System to my son after a trip to the public library where we used the computer to find the book that I was looking for. He didn't get it and he doesn't really have to.