Finally got around to finishing Sorting Things Out (thanks Caltrain!) and I have mixed feelings. It is desperately boring for long stretches. And then it is seat-fixing in others. The chapter on apartheid alone deserves a double latte in borders to accompany a long peaceful read. The chapter on tuberculosis requires a double latte also– to stay awake to read it. But overall I highly recommend it to anyone who classifies for a living. We easily forget that every act of sorting also reflects a value system that is then codified in our designs and propagated. It’s a lot of responsibility.
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