How not to organise information

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —October 2, 2007
Filed in Insight

I’ve recently been telling everyone about a presentation I saw on You Tube by David Weinberger called Everything is Miscellaneous. David’s argument is that in the past we organised our information into neat categories and then we had one category called miscellaneous to cope with those things that didn’t fit. Now with the explosion of information most of information is in the misc category.

This 45 minute presentation by David, and follow on debate, raises some important questions about how we are locked into a physical world’s way of organising, the role of social networks and implicit knowledge, and the importance of findability. Don’t be put off by the electronic introductions.

About  Shawn Callahan

Shawn, author of Putting Stories to Work, is one of the world's leading business storytelling consultants. He helps executive teams find and tell the story of their strategy. When he is not working on strategy communication, Shawn is helping leaders find and tell business stories to engage, to influence and to inspire. Shawn works with Global 1000 companies including Shell, IBM, SAP, Bayer, Microsoft & Danone. Connect with Shawn on:

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