In Everything Is Miscellaneous, David Weinberger charts the new principles of digital order that are remaking business, education, politics, science, and culture. In his rollicking tour of the rise of the miscellaneous, he examines a number of topics to illustrate this change. He joins Phil, Scott, and Ben to discuss the book.
He first discusses his background, as well as his previous books (The Cluetrain Manifesto and Small Pieces Loosely Joined). He assesses the new methods of organization and how they are changing how information is used. David also reviews how the changes affect the gatekeepers and what the future might hold for them. He shows how by "going miscellaneous," anyone can reap rewards from the deluge of information in modern work and life.
David Weinberger, is a technologist, professional speaker, and commentator, probably best known as co-author of the Cluetrain Manifesto (originally a website, and eventually a book, which has been described as "a primer on Internet marketing"). Weinberger's work focuses on how the Internet is changing human relationships, communication, and society.
A philosopher by training, he holds a Ph.D. from the University of Toronto and taught college from 1980-1986. He was a gag writer for the comic strip "Inside Woody Allen" from 1976-1983. He became a marketing consultant and executive at several high tech companies, and currently serves as a fellow at the Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard Law School. He had the title Senior Internet Advisor to Howard Dean's 2004 presidential campaign.
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