TL;DR: Let the BOTYs hit the floor!
Thinking that a periodic set of BOT[WMQY] pages / lists would be good. That is: Best of the (week|month|quarter|year).
I see a tremendous amoung of content flow past me, most I miss. Standard capture systems (bookmarks, Pocket, etc.) are Massive Fails.
The notion of time-segmented capture ... has appeal.
The problem with almost all capture systems is that they just ... accumulate.
With a BOTY, you:
- Indicate items of the current period.
- You Get to Fucking Move On. Rather than just accumulating, the list starts anew on the next period.
- Every so often, you roll up to the next period. This is ... similar to some technical logging systems (syadmins / DevOps people will know this from Munin and related). You don't want to capture _everything_, only the _best of_ the period.
@teleclimber Another key notion is that for books, that is, _physical objects_, you need some form of _shelving logic_. That is, a schema by which you can place (and locate) physical volumes in space.
Digital storage bypasses (or at least abstracts) that case -- our HCIs don't rely on physical storage, but other handles. So _single_ classification isn't critical.
The as-yet-unlaunched blog mentioned briefly in my BOTI Diaspora post is waiting in part on a useful set of such hooks.
@teleclimber Some human specified, but more generated with at least some machine-assistance, probably as part of the publishing process (I'm looking at SSG blogging engines, Makefiles, and All That Jazz).
This also means that keyword-based search may prove limited, though I'm also looking at how to address that.
Identifying and tagging specific references -- dates, places, people, documents (books/audio/video), themes, concepts, etc., and generating indices to these, should be a component.
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