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Sunday, 29 January 2012

The importance of good metadata / tagging...

...can, I think, be summed up quite succinctly in this quote from Star Trek: The Next Generation. This is a nice example of considering how someone else might think about something.
Counselor Deanna Troi: We are stranded on a planet. We have no language in common, but I want to teach you mine.
[she holds up her tea glass]
Counselor Deanna Troi: S'smarith. What did I just say?
Captain Jean-Luc Picard: Cup... Glass.
Counselor Deanna Troi: Are you sure? I may have meant liquid. Clear. Brown. Hot. We conceptualize the universe in relatively the same way.
Captain Jean-Luc Picard: Point taken.
I'm always pleased to see on Flickr when someone's tagged a photo with a less literal phrase in addition to any descriptive nouns. An example of 'interruption' is below which I used for our website at work to illustrate our cognitive research on task interruptions (and strategies for recovering from these).

Interruption
Interruption by Sebastiano Pitruzzello on Flickr

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