Here is a cool 60 minutes video of a David Weinberger presentation on his new book „everything is miscellaneous„.
A video used to be embedded here but the service that it was hosted on has shut down.
60 minutes is quite long. But it is very much inspiring, if you’re into the categorization of things, the order of information, data vs metadata, etc.
An interesting post by Chiara Fox, a senior information architect on tagging vs. cataloging.
Tagging differs from traditional cataloging in a number of ways. First, tagging no longer belongs solely to the world of librarians and indexers: now anyone can tag and describe assets. And not only is it possible for any user to apply a tag, but in some systems (such as Flickr), users can even add tags to other peoplesâ€™ assets.
It’s nothing groundbreaking new, but a good summary of folksonomies vs taxonomies. My favourite quote:
tagging has brought metadata to the masses