Wednesday, July 12, 2006

Small Pieces Loosely Joined

Just finished reading Small Pieces Loosely Joined. It's a fabulous essay on the nature of the Web. The more I read it the more it confirms my fear that most people talking about biological taxonomy and biodiversity on the Web simply don't "get" the Web. Adopting the Web successfully will require a willingness to accept error, ambiguity, and downplaying "expertise" and "authority". It will be interesting to see what happens.

1 comment:

Stephen said...

Sounds interesting. I wonder the same thing about the library world, where the transition from the accuracy of library catalogue data intersects with the web world. I think I'll pick up the book.