Glacial Erratics

Fundamentally Purple

May 07, 2005

Kottke:    (PKB)

Much like the shift from molecules to atoms to subatomic particles (protons, neutrons, etc.) to quarks to (potentially) tiny vibrating strings as the most fundamental unit of physical matter that we can find, the fundamental unit for content on the web has been getting smaller as well ps    (PKC)

He then lists the sequence: site, pages, post/permalink combo and now, with bookmark managers and tagging systems, the phrase or word.    (PKD)

Left out is the more useful (for reuse and reference) paragraph or block unit, as done in purple numbers and other fragment identification systems, which make every "paragraph a first-class Web citizen".    (PKE)

Reference at the level of a paragraph enables valuable granular referencing and reuse while staying just on the safe side of the boundary between respecting context and being ridiculous.    (PKF)


On May 9, 2005 03:25 PM phil jones said:

Worth reading Adina Levin's question. And maybe worth reading my comments)    (PKI)    (PKJ)

On May 9, 2005 05:40 PM Prentiss Riddle said:

Adina Levin makes an important point about finer granularity correlating with ephemerality:    (PKK)

However, the PurpleUniverse? stuff is fascinating. Does it fit into the "lower-case semantic web" and/or the microformat movement somehow? Might depend on whether it can be embedded in valid XHTML. (Cf. )    (PKL)

Hmm. Bookmarked for later investigation.    (PKM)