Better Intranet Navigation: Statistically Improbable Phrases

On Amazon.com today, I noticed a feature that David Weinberger mentions in his book, but I don’t think is yet available on Amazon’s UK site.  Books for which they have electronic access to the text have been scanned and effectively auto-tagged.  These tags then become navigational aids to allow you to find books on similar topics.  Two…

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Taxonomy in a Digital World – Part 4

Concluding my notes on Everything is Miscellaneous…A good read on the whole.  Does a good job of summarizing the information management trends on the web today.  If you are an information architect or consultant working in the field of knowledge management then I would say you should have a copy on your bookshelf. Chapter 8…

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Taxonomy in a Digital World Part 3

Continuing my notes from Everything is Miscellaneous.  I have also discovered a video presentation of some on the main ideas from the book here.   Chapter 5 – The Laws of the Jungle Here the author argues that the physical limitations of organizing information have put more power in the hands of those who control…

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Taxonomy in a Digital World Part 2

  Continuing the notes I have made on Everything is Miscellaneous… Chapter 3 – The Geography of Knowledge This chapter examines the Dewey Decimal system of classification. It shows how the system is skewed based on the 19th Century American-Christian views of its creator. The implication is that by trying to create classification systems for…

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Taxonomy in a Digital World

Amazon delivered me a copy of David Weinberger’s Everything Is Miscellaneous at the weekend.  I love the dedication in the front of the book “To the Librarians” which I sense is written with some irony.  To his credit Weinberger manages to make a book about metadata and taxonomy interesting.  I am only getting started but…

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New Year, New Low Cal Outlook

Every year about this time I archive off all of the email I have kept from the previous year into a PST file for safe keeping. In the past I have attempted to maintain a complex hierarchical folder structure: A customers folder with subfolders for each customer I work with; A Microsoft folder with subfolders…

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