Thursday, March 28, 2002

Malcolm Gladwell's latest essay in the New Yorker is a very interesting exploration of the social life of paper. Coming from Amazon, one of the places where the dream of a paperless office was absolutely NOT realized, I was captivated by this short essay on the benefits of paper as an information medium and Gladwell's analysis of how we use piles to organize and simulate our thought patterns. Neat stuff, especially on Dewey of decimal system fame.