David Weinberger on taxonomy and tags 2005-03-19

David Weinberger has posted som short noted from his birds of a feather on taxonomy and tags from etech that's well worth a read.

They sum up quite simply the differences between "real world" taxonomies, structured around the concept of straight subdivision of concepts, and the emerging categorisation that occurs with tagging, where everything is "one big pile" of concepts with added semantic markup that leaves the categorisation to users (whether human or software).

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