Knowledge is Not a Tree

overeducated_alligator, Metafilter, May 07, 2015
Commentary by Stephen Downes

Short post from Metafilter illustrating how we're advancing conceptually: "Piggydb and Oinker.me: Non-hierarchical information tools from Japanese designer Daisuke Morita. Piggydb is a Java-based open-source personal knowledge manager, similar to a wiki. However, entries in Piggydb are connected with a network structure rather than a tree structure. So, the topic 'Snake' could be filed simultaneously under 'Reptiles,' but also under 'Biblical Symbols' and under 'Hopi Clans.'" Also under 'Simpsons characters'.

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