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So Melvil Dewey Was Never Called an Asshole

When people make fun of me for going to library school, it is usually something like, “you’re going to graduate school to study the Dewey Decimal system?”

I can reply with something about how I am studying the organization, management, preservation, and dissemination of information at a school of library and information science. And try and throw in a bit about my document modeling class or similar classes. Maybe say something about XML semantics, just to make it clear.

Except this week.

This week I actually am studying the Dewey Decimal Classification System, and doing an “assignment” on it for my catalogging and classification class.

Fucking Melvil Dewey.

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