[FPSPACE] Re: nomenclature
Dwayne Allen Day
Thu, 18 Jan 2001 10:45:48 -0500 (EST)
On Thu, 18 Jan 2001, Robert G Kennedy III wrote:
> >Except for the big problem that Sheldon is dead and isn't classifying new
> >rockets. So you run into exactly the same problem as the SL system.
> Well, Mr. Dewey has been dead a long time, too, but libraries still manage
> to classify new books with the Dewey Decimal System, don't they? I'll bet
Well, my concern was that there was no "authority" that was still using
this system. But Ms. Smith corrected me and noted that CRS still uses it.
Also, I think that technically the Dewey decimal system is no longer
used universally. I'm not sufficiently energetic to contact the American
Library Association, but I remember reading that they've adopted a new
system. I know that my local library, for instance, puts biographies in a
separate section labeled "biographies."
> All makes of cars have an implied two-digit field in their designator,
> namely the year of manufacture. This is logical, extremely descriptive, and
> succinct. All I have to say is '69 Mustang vs. '79 Mustang, and you see
Ah, but are you talking about the 69 Mustang with the rack and pinion
steering or the one with the fuzzy dice hanging from the rear view mirror?