The DAM Forum
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
October 01, 2014, 03:19:25 PM

Login with username, password and session length
Search:     Advanced search
28018 Posts in 5138 Topics by 2910 Members
Latest Member: kbroch
* Home Help Search Login Register
+  The DAM Forum
|-+  DAM Stuff
| |-+  Keywords and Controlled Vocabulary
| | |-+  Metacrap by Corey Doctorow
« previous next »
Pages: [1] Print
Author Topic: Metacrap by Corey Doctorow  (Read 4556 times)
peterkrogh
Administrator
Hero Member
*****
Posts: 5682


View Profile Email
« on: February 01, 2010, 08:20:30 AM »

Interesting article on why universal controlled vocabulary can't work.
I think, as usual, he's on to something, and am in pretty much full agreement. 

It helps to put the kind of metadata you create into context - go for useful, rather than universal.
Peter
Logged
johnbeardy
Administrator
Hero Member
*****
Posts: 1813


View Profile WWW
« Reply #1 on: February 01, 2010, 08:23:57 AM »

Peter

Have you a link? Google brings up a few alternatives.

John
Logged
peterkrogh
Administrator
Hero Member
*****
Posts: 5682


View Profile Email
« Reply #2 on: February 01, 2010, 08:25:04 AM »

Need more coffee...

http://www.well.com/~doctorow/metacrap.htm

Peter
Logged
R. Neil Haugen
Full Member
***
Posts: 121


View Profile Email
« Reply #3 on: February 01, 2010, 01:19:10 PM »

Peter,

Besides having a point, he's quite humorous in his examples ... which are as pointed in humor as his logical points are. Quite funny!

Neil
Logged

R Neil Haugen
MyPhotoMentor.com
rNeilPhotog.com
Haugensgalleri.com
peterkrogh
Administrator
Hero Member
*****
Posts: 5682


View Profile Email
« Reply #4 on: February 01, 2010, 09:49:50 PM »

Neil,
As long as we're talking Corey and goring sacred cows, I strongly suggest checking out Rip, A Remix Manifesto, where he makes several appearances.

http://films.nfb.ca/rip-a-remix-manifesto/

You can download the entire movie legally from the filmmakers site.
Peter
Logged
Pages: [1] Print 
« previous next »
Jump to:  

Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.11 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines LLC Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!