Thursday, June 22, 2006

Forgotten Forefather: Paul Otlet - Boxes and Arrows: The design behind the design

Forgotten Forefather: Paul Otlet - Boxes and Arrows: The design behind the design: "In Otlet’s world, each user would leave an imprint, a trail, which would then become part of the explicit history of each document." As the web is now - the
behavior of users, and their usage of items has mostly no effect on how an item appears to others -
The exceptions: google: knows who you link to, and who links to you - del.icio.us - knows how people have tagged your page:

This is a fascinating article about someone I knew nothing about.

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