Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Everything is Miscellaneous.

Yes, it's true. Everything. Except, of course, you.

And now I'm reading all about it. And you should, too.


Dave Tutin said...

So, tell me, honestly, is this a good book? Because every non-fiction book I've read in the past 5 years...including Cluetrain, Ken Robinson's Out Of Our Minds, Who Moved My Cheese etc etc etc all took a premise that could be described in a paragraph (in some cases a truly brilliant paragraph!) and stretched it with meaningless sidetracks and backtracks and bullshit into a 'book'. I'd love to read about an idea that takes an entire book to explain it. Or rather a book FULL of ideas. Is this it?

Malachy Walsh said...

What can I say?

I think it's an interesting book. Partly because it reveiws some of the information organizing principles that I grew up with (why the dewey decimal system has outgrown its usefulness) and also reminds me of some fairly common sense things that you already know - or certainly just unstand intuitively (a Staples store is organized with the stuff most people want to buy up in the front of the store) to "duh"s like the term "browsing" doesn't mean what it used to.

The influence of the internet on the way we think of information and look for information is explored. So, it points out some obvious things (we no longer think of music in albums, but in tracks) and some not so obvious things.

For me, often the reminder of some of these things is a good thing.

Dave Tutin said...

Sounds better than most...I'll give it a try. Thanks!