Clay Shirky came to prominence to some extent because of his observations about library classification system many years ago, calling it full of “all kinds of odd mappings between the categories and the world they describe.”
A more entertaining form of criticism can be found in this clip from the Two Ronnies.
Obviously, this was before Google.
(Hat tip to Joe Esposito’s Twitter stream for the link.)
2 Thoughts on "Red, Green, and Blue — The Library Classification System Parody"
Hilarious! Thanks for sharing. Reminds me of Monty Python….
Very funny, but this is not only before Google, but before Library automation, and subject classification