Categorization is inherently nonscalable

January 13, 2006 at 11:26 pm Leave a comment

I like this line from John Battelle in CPU magazine,

Categorization is inherently nonscalable and takes a system that requires hierarchy and charts linear paths through data. It doesn’t work so well for unstructured sets of data [like the Web]

How do you ‘locate’ a document in a files system when it could sit in two or more hierarchical folder structures.  I am reminded by Clay Shirky’s comments in his talk “Ontology is Overrated


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