Knock it off already!

Poetic justice aside, the whole point of disorganization is that it permits us to find new paths, to make connections that were perhaps unexpected, but ultimately make sense, are worthwhile, are instrumental to furthering our understanding and our actions. Incoherence isn't (and can't be) a goal unto itself. The lesson we're supposed to learn from Everything is Miscellaneous is that by legitimizing multiple classification systems, by allowing even idiosyncratic categorization, we place ourselves in a more workable position to find what we need, and to recognize what we find as something that can be useful to us.

I wholeheartedly adopt this approach. Be that as it may, there's still perhaps more than just an outside chance that all we're really doing is increasing our confusion.

Go to: Please organize me.