SIGIA-L Mail Archives: Re: [Sigia-l] "meta-"navigation
Re: [Sigia-l] "meta-"navigation
> Meta-navigation is not "navigation about navigation" in the
> same way that Metaphysics is not "physics about physics".
> So to my mind, navigation is about finding your way through content, and
> meta-navigation is about finding your way through meta-content.
> - Thom
Right, so why not call it meta-content/metadata navigation for
clarity's (and Ziya's) sake? I take the etyomology to be the issue
that Ziya is having an apoplexy over, since there doesn't seem to be a
terribly large amount of disagreement about what the term
"meta-navigation" is supposed to refer to.
Besides, what's all the furor about disjunctive or negative defnitions
of a term? Beyond the fact that one has to be very careful in
crafting the definition, it at least gives one something to work by
until someone becomes clever enough to come up with a nice solid
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