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Peter Van Dijck has set up a consulting company to help organizations organize their Web-based information in ways accessible to a world-wide community. Peter’s named his company 290s because that’s the “Other religions” category in the Dewey Decimal system.

3 Responses to “Dewey Decimal inside joke”

  1. on 17 Oct 2007 at 4:33 pmSally J. (The Practical Archivist)

    Dewey Decimal jokes are funny — at least to a hopeless information geek like me. But Peter might want to get an OK from OCLC before he prints any more business cards. They sued the Library Hotel in 2003 for using Dewey numbers without permission.

    You can read about the lawsuit in the (now free!) New York Times online archive:

  2. […] That’s amusing 817. October 18th, 2007 — kittent […]

  3. on 18 Oct 2007 at 1:55 amPeter

    I don’t think they’d go as far to sue a company whose name *refers* to a DCC category :)