Dave says:

I told Kevin, on the drive down to San Jose, that I feel we're at a turning point in the weblog world, either we're going to be like every other hierarchy that's ever been, with secret deals, lots of impediments to progress, eventual stagnation; or we're going to overcome that.

But since there's nowhere to leave a comment, I'll ask here. Dave, what is this hierarchy you speak of?

Posted by jzawodn at November 30, 2003 09:27 PM

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# J$ said:

I believe he is talking about hierarchal categorization i.e. categories with sub-categories with sub-categories, etc. At the top of Dave's page, you'll notice a "cookie crumb" classification that you can climb up and down via the hyperlinks.

At least, that is what I am guessing he is referring to -- categorizing web log entries in a hierarchal manner.

on November 30, 2003 11:22 PM
# Manish Jethani said:

Heirarchies are dead, aren't they? ;-P To find blogs (or blog entries) about cooking, I go type "cooking" and hit the Search button. I think it's also time we move away from heirarchical filesystems (Longhorn is coming up with something), or at least start relying on search more than categorisation.

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on December 1, 2003 12:49 AM
# said:

Dave lives in it own world... Have you seen Conspiracy Theory with Mel Gibson? :->

on December 1, 2003 03:48 AM
# Chris said:

Actually, I think he's talking about the control of A-List bloggers versus others. It seems more realistic than categories though I didn't read the entry your referring to.

on December 1, 2003 12:08 PM
# Kevin Marks said:

Dave was talking about two different kinds of hierarchy. I blogged a bit more about what I got from the conversation here:


on December 1, 2003 12:41 PM
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