Categories, Tags and Folksonomy
Someone just asked where categories went in CS 2.1. Although many people picked up via blogs and forums that categories were morphed into tags, others didn't get the memo. The 2.1 announcement didn't specifically point this out either.
Regardless, I just realized that I had never posted the link that changed my mind forever on categorization.
Here it is: Ontology is Overrated.
I can't believe I hadn't posted that before. I meant to, years ago. LOL, it was recorded in March 2005!! Those of you that miss categories, listen to this mp3 first. Me? Even after 18 months of writing an extensive category system in Dozing Dogs CMS, I am totally committed to Tags as the way to go.
My favorite quote from that talk:
It isn't ideas that have to be in one place mainly; an idea can be all over the place. It is a book that has to be one place.
While I'm browsing my old Tags bookmarks, here are two related gems from that era: