We use words to create structures between the real and nothing at all. They impact on the real. We invent them, but the invention has to stick, words are at the mercy of the collective.

Word making, shaping the metaxy, has taken a new turn with tags. Nothing will be the same again.

Folksonomy, tagging will change everything.


2 Replies to “Words”

  1. 1. The absence of “shelves” means we can “store” information in many places at once, so interdisciplinary knowledge will take a leap.

    2. The act of naming, language making has suddenly become computer and network mediated, what may have takes years to evolve can now happen overnight.

    3. With one item having perhaps 100s socially determined tags information win be more precisely available, leading to knowledge explosions.

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