Semantic footprints through time
By DaveLevy on Aug 28, 2006
Another thought (about tags & prompting, see also here... or here...) is that prompting (& categories) inhibits evolution. Either the ideas being explored change, or the common use of words chnage. An example on this blog is that I should probably create a travel category on this blog rather than treat it as a qualifier of Culture, but because I am prompted, I have never bothered.
On the other hand, I also want you to able to find all the articles in a natural series, so I value the stability but its means that you have to learn about my use of the catagories. The search engine and article list on the sidebar are also category context sensitive which is good.
(I really need to see the coming Roller tags implementation, to see if tags and categories really are interchangable).