[thelist] productivity tip: tagging

Steven Streight steven.streight at gmail.com
Wed Jan 17 13:12:07 CST 2007

I am not impressed with tags for blog posts. Everytime I click on one, I
just get a list of barely relevant garbage, with no authority or credibility
in general.

Tags for computer files may be good, though. That's very different.

On 1/17/07, Barney Carroll <barney at textmatters.com> wrote:
> > <tip author="Volkan Ozcelik" type="productivity">
> > Ever heard of the concept of tagging? I bet you do.
> > Have you ever tried to use tags instead of folders for your files on
> your
> > computer?
> >
> > tag2find is an excellent (and free) tool that does that for you:
> >
> > vendor:
> >
> > http://www.tag2find.com
> >
> > a detailed blog post on why to use tags for categorizing large number of
> > files:
> >
> > "who needs folders anyway"
> >
> http://www.volkanozcelik.com/cre8/blog/2007/01/who-needs-folders-anyway.html
> > </tip>
> >
> > Cheers,
> XML as a file system, says I. It sounds dangerous, but that's just the
> fear of losing our old familiar lifeboat.
> A while back I read this blog post on 'web 3.0'... Their terminology was
> bloody awful (what they were talking about was not necessarily a web
> technology nor was it in any way related to web 1.0 or web 2.0 as
> definitions), but this was the kind of thing they were clumsily
> suggesting... Essentially a more intelligent and human-natural way of
> allocating files. Increasingly we have not just fresh computer users
> born into the world of Google and primitive keyword-tagging, but also
> weathered dinosaurs defining file locations in their mind (and in their
> access methods) by metadata.
> This metadata is by all rights far more important to the definition of
> the file, but as we implement it currently is still seen as a cop-out of
> 'proper' location by navigating static linear trees for level upon
> level. This 'metadata' is by all rights a successor...
> I don't have Vista so I can't test the practice of this implementation,
> but I'm subscribing to your blog. I look forward to your results!
> Regards,
> Barney
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