[FoRK] Blogs, mailing lists, and hammer / screw

Lisa Dusseault ldusseault at commerce.net
Wed Aug 27 11:51:33 PDT 2008


Oddly enough I'm on another mailing list discussing this right now:  
IMAP5.  Don't laugh.

lisa

On Aug 20, 2008, at 12:23 PM, Jeff Bone wrote:

>
> On Aug 19, 2008, at 9:14 PM, Stephen D. Williams wrote:
>
>> I plan to thoroughly debunk the whole "search is better than  
>> categorization"
>>
>> I like smart folders, however they are no replacement for storing  
>> categorization decisions that I make.  Great for the inbox.
>
> "Search is better than categorization" is a different judgment than  
> "querying is better than containment."  I happen to think both are  
> true, but smart folders speak to the latter rather than the former.   
> Smart folders conceptually work well with categorization, assuming  
> tagging.
>
> Another way to put this:  "what" and "where" are different  
> characteristics, and for most things digital the latter is a low-to- 
> negative value proposition if it has to be decided by a human.
>
> jb
>
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