One of the IsNotATree analogies inspired by ACityIsNotATree
It criticises hierarchical taxonomies of knowledge, and is the reason InterdisciplinaryResearch is so much more fun.
Now there's a whole blog dedicated to tagging / FolkSonomies :
FlemmingFunche wants information organized as a hierarchy of abstraction / simplification so he can start with an overview and DrillDown : http://ming.tv/flemming2.php/__show_article/_a000010-001334.htm?time=1091631438
ClayShirky, rants beautifully : http://www.corante.com/many/archives/2005/01/24/tags_folksonomies_tags_flat_name_spaces.php,
See also :