Thoughts about whilst reading Lakoff’s Women, Fire and Dangerous Things — mf vocabularies e.g. h-card, h-entry, h-event are basic-level categories, the level at which:

  • it is easiest for humans to learn and reason about,
  • we have the shortest, most common names for them,
  • defined by how we interact with them

E.g. h-entry ≈ “post”

  • short name
  • extremely common on the web
  • well-defined interaction patterns e.g. writing, posting, replying, reading, browsing through a feed, searching for/within, liking, reposting, quoting etc.

Rather than RDF or schema.org which seek to create pure, objectivist, hierarchies of categories — our brains simply don’t work like that.

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