‘A Place for Everything’ review: ordering the universe | Curio

‘A Place for Everything’ review: ordering the universe

13 mins | Nov 5, 2020

From the alphabetical index to the filing cabinet, informational tools we take for granted once caused a stir. Katherine A. Powers, from The Wall Street Journal, reviews Judith Flanders' book, 'A Place for Everything: The Curious History of Alphabetical Order'. In her view, a "detailed history of information retrieval, chiefly in Europe and America, up to the age of the computer."

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From The Wall Street Journal