What goes around comes around

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Online Information Peter and Margaret

Peter Morville with Margaret Hanley at Online Information 2005

Great response from Peter Morville at the Online Information conference today to David Weinberger‘s everything is miscellaneous thoughts on trees and leaves.

What happens to those leaves that get raked in to piles? They rot and become food for trees.

I think this is a really helpful way of seeing how in the end the leaves that are the folksonomies can feed the trees that are the traditional taxonomies.

Both ways of looking at things can have tremendous value and usefulness. Maybe when combined they become even more useful. The trick is finding clever ways to combine them.

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