A goal::* facet?
Justin B Rye
jbr at edlug.org.uk
Thu Nov 9 03:37:37 CET 2006
Enrico Zini wrote:
> I was chatting with people about ontologies and the like, and the idea
> came out of having goal macro-categories.
> The idea would be to categorise only the main trendy goals that people
> would have, and provide the broadest range of packages tagged for every
> goal. Like, goal::development:web would provide at least all of LAMP,
> goal::entertainment would provide all games and multimedia player things,
> goal::public-performance would provide all synthesisers, multimedia
> editors and multimedia players, and so on.
> I drop it here. From behind a bit ok alcohol it looks cool: let's think
> about it.
Well, here are some thoughts.
It's related to field::, most of which is scientific and academic
We could keep goal:: separate by emphasising the distinction between
goal::educational and ::research (and ::medical?) whereas field::
cares about the subject of the research/education.
Actually this would make goal::development:* something of a misfit,
in that the "goal" is (sort of) the same regardless of whether the
"field" is GTK or AJAX!
goal::commercial (or ::profit... anyway, not just online shopping)
What kind of public-performance software would this be? Is this
performing-arts? (Again, cf field::arts)
goal::entertainment ("::fun") works okay; with optional
subcategories (here or elsewhere) for multimedia, games, and generic
computer-assisted timewasting (eg blogging)...
goal::admin, system-maintenance, whatever...
goal::communication (mail, IM...)
goal::practical - stuff Your Hypothetical Aunt Tilly would actually
find useful in real life, after turning off the computer: printing
out letters, pulling photos off a digital camera, burning CDs...
Ankh kak! (Ancient Egyptian blessing)
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