I enjoyed reading this article because it really gets down to the roots of why the Dewey Decimal System was so revolutionary, especially in the time period in which it was created. I think the most important thing to remember (mentioned in the first paragraph) is that the DDC might seem like an obvious solution to us, but Dewey was the very first one to think of it and it has since turned into a standard. The most interesting and surprising aspect of this article for me tells the history of library cataloging before Dewey created the standard system. The idea that some libraries organized their books based on “what looks nice” or even in alphabetical order is laughable in today’s world of mass information and knowledge organization. I think that most people, along with myself, are impressed by the DDC system because it combined aspects and ideas that already existed in order to create a new and logical system for library organization that every library can use.