The great thing about tagging is that gets around the contstraint of having to put a bookmark in just one "place." That is, the old way of bookmarking in both Internet Explorer and Netscape/Mozilla/Firefox required that we put bookmarks in a single place, a folder. Sure, we had the ability to organize hierarchically, but that didn't address the real cognitive behavior. It was a typical example of behavior constrained by technology. The fact is, when we save a bookmark we want to save it in bunch of "places" at once. More accurately, we want to associate a bookmark with multiple mnemonics. That increases our chances of recalling it. Sometimes I wonder if it is analagous how we store and retreive things in our brain (don't forget del.icio.us started out as a personal memory tool aptly named "memepool.") We don't have to know anything about brain structure in order to easily recall things. Does the brain store many paths in order to reach the same destination?
Everything I "know" about USAID is here:
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