Archives for September 2005

Fear of the categorical scheme

In her Cognitive analysis of tagging, Rashmi Sinha hits the core problem when she points to our fear that we would make a wrong categorization decision. “We need to consider the overall categorical scheme.” I think this fear can be mitigated when using cross reference links. Read more….

30 September 2005 | Classification | No Comments

Concepts of concepts

Stimulated by D. Grey’s detailed posting “On the concept of a concept”, I tried to depict my view of concepts. Read more….

25 September 2005 | Multimedia and Language | No Comments

Detours in desktop applications

It is amazing how often it is useful to follow a detour when using desktop application tools in daily PKM tasks. Normally we assume that solving IT problems involves some steps along a click path where each click takes us closer to the target. In some cases, however, the first step does just the opposite. These cases require a different attitude towards IT tools: sense of orientation and overlook rather than task-driven just-in-time skills. Read more….

24 September 2005 | PIM | No Comments

Cost of tagging in post-search world

Collaborative library (ColLib, via S. Downes) sounded very promising to me, since I am hoping for the peaceful coexistence of amateur tagging and professional classification that C. Shirky denies (Aug. 27th). His most plausible argument ist cost: Tagging is cheap. But for whom is tagging cheap? For the providers of the tags - okay. But for the consumers? Read more….

18 September 2005 | Classification | No Comments

Making knowledge

In his great article from last week about Making Knowledge, D. Grey said many deep details holding true for everybody (regardless of individual cognitive styles), much more than I considered possible, probably everything that can possibly be said about this topic, the ultimate general description. Read more….

12 September 2005 | Knowledge management | No Comments

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