SIGIA-L Mail Archives: Re: [Sigia-l] tagging versus taxonomy
Re: [Sigia-l] tagging versus taxonomy
> a tag is just one tag
Well, like everything else in life, neither tags nor taxonomies live in a
contextual vacuum. The minute I tag something as, say, "#FF0000," do I not
also implicitly tag it as a "color"? Further:
HTML color name
web safe color
For a web designer, doesn't a single six-digit alpha-numeric tag (#FF0000)
already come with its own inherent/implicit tag structure?
Whereas, say, another RGB value captured as a tag might imply a whole set of
other implicit connotations/tags in another industry like fashion.
IOW, tags usually stand in abstraction only in our minds, but immediately
compounded by the context in any given usage environment, no?
Usability > Simplify the Solution
Design > Simplify the Problem
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