Archive of UserLand's first discussion group, started October 5, 1998.
Re: Dewey Decimal System & XMLtree
Author: erik Posted: 7/20/1999; 9:35:45 AM Topic: Dewey Decimal System & XMLtree Msg #: 8584 (In response to 8580) Prev/Next: 8583 / 8585
>While a physical book can be shelved in only one place, a digital >document can be placed in several categories at the cost of only a >few bytes."
I don't think this is a reasonable characterization of library science -- don't libraries commonly classify a book under multiple categories in the card catalog? With a minimal cost of one small piece of paper.
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