As the New Yorker would say, Our correspondent in Japan writes:
“My job is predicated on the implicit assumption that information is stable, knowable, and not least, deployed in the service of a user. In Japan, as we shall see, this isn’t always the case. I think the results are instructive, not only for IA’s, but for anyone who moves information across cultural boundaries.”
‘The Metadata Harvesting Protocol—a mechanism that enables data providers to expose their metadata—is seeing very rapid deployment, and enables a fascinating array of new services and system architectures for a diverse set of communities. ”
Terrific post by Peter on faceted classification. It’s something we all do and take for granted, and peter has managed to write it up in an intelligent and accessible manner. go birthday boy!
if you like infographics, this is a nice simple one used to make a point about the futile nature of revenge.
Sometimes it’s good to remember ordinary user questions. Nice and funny column.