Tuesday, January 26, 2016
The Dewey Decimal System is inadequate for online content. More than one dimension is required. But who chooses the dimensions? Rather, let people partially specify boundaries and points, and let there be as many dimensions as necessary to keep the space linear. By partially specify I mean they would create new boundaries by supplying two disjoint sets of points. Also, they could refine a boundary's position by adding points to the boundary's sets. The given points could be new or extant. Only adding a point to both sets of a boundary would be prohibited. An open question is whether books (pages? words?) should be points, boundaries, or regions. My intuition is that one to one between point and book would be best. Then books (pages? words?) in the same region would be similar.