Inspired by PhilipGreenspun's tenth law :

Any sufficiently complicated C or Fortran program contains an ad hoc informally-specified bug-ridden slow implementation of half of Common Lisp. (LispLanguage)

and recent ClayShirky on FolkSonomies (I I) hereby announce Jones's First Law of Wiki :

Any sufficiently useful SocialSoftware contains an over-restrictive, impaired, socially alienating implementation of wiki

Nice one. Forgive them, for they know not what they do :) Kind of like TamingTheOx? -


Great! – ZL

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More on : InformationArchitectureOfThisWiki and (WarpLink) SemanticWeb for more of ClayShirky's perspective on BottomUp meta-data.

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