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It's an objection to inappropriate use of classifications.
by Colman (colman at eurotrib.com) on Thu Nov 23rd, 2006 at 01:23:08 PM EST
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True enough, but the gist (or one of them anyway) from this comment thread seems that collective terms are practically a standard product of box-thinking, a useful concept during human history, yet if you'd start to look at classifications critically, far too many are essentially inadequate. Wrong usage becomes practically a given and abuse becomes an easy side-effect by the phenomeneon. I'm reminded of kcurie and the need for a narrative - it's part of the package. You can fight it, I doubt you can change it.
by Nomad (Bjinse) on Fri Nov 24th, 2006 at 06:30:53 AM EST
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