Everything is miscellaneous- first impressions

I finished reading Everything is miscellaneous last night.

Early feelings? Well, whilst it was interesting and quite engaging, I didn’t get the breathless thrill I was promised by some reviews 😉

A lot of the ideas were quite familiar, from social constructivism to the ‘conversational markets.’ The ‘new’ ideas were interesting, sure, but not ‘oh my gosh’ interesting. This doesn’t diminish the value of the book as a summary of those ideas, and we would do well to take note of them. But it is not a book about libraries, or directly for them; it is about ‘information’, which is quite a different proposition.

I’m going to go through the notes I made as I read the book and work up a full review.

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