Everything is Miscellaneous: The Power of the New Digital Disorder
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- 29 Aug 2008
- Henry Holt & Co
- 288 pages - 203 x 133 x 20mm
Business visionary and bestselling author David Weinberger charts how as business, politics, science, and media move online, the rules of the physical world - in which everything has a place - are upended. In the digital world, everything has its places, with transformative effects: Information is now a social asset and should be made public, for anyone to link, organize, and make more valuable; There's no such thing as "too much" information. More information gives people the hooks to find what they need; Messiness is a digital virtue, leading to new ideas, efficiency, and social knowledge; Authorities are less important than buddies. Rather than relying on businesses or reviews for product information, customers trust people like themselves.With the shift to digital music standing as the model for the future in virtually every industry, "Everything Is Miscellaneous" shows how anyone can reap rewards from the rise of digital knowledge.
David Weinberger is the co-author of the international bestseller "The Cluetrain Manifesto" and the author of "Small Pieces Loosely Joined." A fellow at Harvard University, Weinberger writes for such publications as "Wired" and the "Harvard Business Review" and is a frequent commentator for NPR's "All Things Considered." In 1994, he founded Evident Marketing, a strategic marketing firm on technology issues. He lives in Boston.