Everything is Miscellaneous Book Release Party

June 4th, 2007

Everything is MiscellaneousDavid Weinberger
by David Weinberger
Release Party
Monday, April 30

Berkman Center for Internet & Society faculty, fellows and community join David Weinberger to celebrate the release of his book Everything is Miscellaneous through Times Books.

Download the MP3 (time: 1:05:25).

David is a co-author of the national best-seller The Cluetrain Manifesto, has written for Wired, Salon, USA Today, and The Guardian, and in 2004, served as Senior Internet Advisor to the Howard Dean Campaign.

About The Book

For 2,500 years we’ve used the same principles for organizing information, ideas and knowledge that we use for putting away our laundry: Everything has its place, things are put with other things like it, it’s all neat and tidy. But as we move information on line, it no longer has to share the limits on the physical. We are rapidly inventing new principles of order, moving from newspapers to blogs, from encyclopedias to Wikipedia, from librarians to taggers. In fact, it turns out that the best way to manage digital information is *not* to have experts filter and sort it before hand, but to make a huge miscellaneous pile of it, include everything, and allow users to sort and organize it. This opens up new opportunities, but it fundamentally changes the nature of authority across all of our major institutions, including business, the media, science, education and government.

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2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. PLUS » Blog Archive&hellip  |  June 5th, 2007 at 10:28 am

    […] MediaBerkman » Blog Archive » Everything is Miscellaneous Book Release Party […]

  • 2. Colin Rhinesmith » &hellip  |  June 7th, 2007 at 11:41 am

    […] I wrote up an edited transcript of David Weinberger’s new book talk for the iDC e-list, which I’ve also posted online. The full audio version of David’s talk is available for download over at MediaBerkman. I received an email from Michel Bauwens (p2p Foundation) who also informed me that the transcipt is up in wiki form. […]

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