[Aifia-metrics] standards: bottom-up x top-down?
liv at livlab.com
Wed Jul 2 02:56:09 EDT 2003
> Rashmi Sinha said:
"provide explicit support for
standards to emerge, rather than create them."
Providing explicit support for the best practice is often a the best way to
make standards emerge, because it happens naturally (bottom-up approach). To
"create" standards (top-down approach) implies that at some point you are
going to need to enforce these standards -- which sound insanely difficult
and not really productive considering just how flexible the work of an IA
is. Works more like an imposition than an actual benefit.
Note: The folks from the Translation Initiative
<http://aifia.org/translations> are beginning to work on a project to get an
understanding of the state of IA in the world through surveying. I told them
to come here and discuss this with you guys, the metric experts :)
www.livlab.com <-- on vacations!
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