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International Categorization for Everything

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The idea is that we would all have a standard for categorization, science has already taken care of a lot of things, but they have missed much! They have yet to find a map in which to put, the different odors, different foodstuffs (meals, as opposed to, high-protein, low fat, etc.)... this is where my organization would come in...

It's members would do with the entire known universe what Netscape is doing for the internet (www.dmoz.org)...

The world is full of people who would absolutely love this job! They would love the thought of spending their life doing this stuff - and where else would they be happy?!

I love this idea...

Ossalisc, Jan 23 2004

Database of everything http://www.halfbake...e_20of_20everything
Similar idea. [Laughs Last, Oct 04 2004, last modified Oct 05 2004]

Baked. http://www.tnrdlib.bc.ca/dewey.html
[mrthingy, Oct 04 2004, last modified Oct 05 2004]

Again, baked. http://tinyurl.com/2kkqu
I didn't appreciate [mrthingy]'s use of language, but his link is welcome in my idea [Ossalisc, Oct 04 2004, last modified Oct 05 2004]

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       yep, I like order...   

       why is my house such a mess?
po, Jan 23 2004
  

       Add codes for categories (and sub-categories, etc.) and I like it. Bar codes, XML Schema, automate everything!!
latka, Jan 23 2004
  

       <Everything: Universe: Milky Way: Sol: Earth: Human: Tool: Electronic: Information Device: Computers: Open Source: Open Content: Idea Banks: http://www.halfbakery.com: Public: Information: International Categorization for Everything: Annotation(5): Comment> Sounds good. </Everything: Universe: Milky Way: Sol: : Human: Tool: Electronic: Information Device: Computers: Open Source: Open Content: Idea Banks: http://www.halfbakery.com: Public: Information: International Categorization for Everything: Annotation(5): Comment>
Worldgineer, Jan 23 2004
  

       I just realised that usually all I do with ideas like this is check for a "marked for deletion" text
Ossalisc, Jan 23 2004
  

       and I just found one on my other idea
Ossalisc, Jan 23 2004
  

       catagory suggestion
other: metaphysics
Laughs Last, Jan 23 2004
  

       <Everything Else:Void Between Universes:Standing Outside Anachronistic Phone Box>confused looking [Detly] wearing funny hat</Everything Else:Void Between Universes:Standing Outside Anachronistic Phone Box>
Detly, Jan 23 2004
  

       A universal binary tree would become obsolete as soon as someone articulates (or stumbles across) an original idea. Therefore, as soon as one of the employees of this organization drops a note in the suggestion box, work would have to begin on the next edition of the I.C.E.

Brilliant!

I originally fish boned this post, but after thinking of the job security offered by this idea, and realizing that I would be one of the people who would love this job, I'm changing to [+].

Boss, if you need me, I'll be by the suggestion box
1st2know, Jan 24 2004
  

       miscellaneous
pleasefondleme, Jan 27 2004
  

       //Describing how we organize the world is the job of the philosophical subdiscipline of "ontology" ". So, there are already people who sort of do this; they're philosophers.//   

       Of which there are many
Ossalisc, Jan 27 2004
  

       In the end, there can be only one.   

       one standard, at least
Ossalisc, Jan 30 2004
  

       [mrthingy] firstly, it aint in France, second, the IICE would be much more detailed
Ossalisc, Mar 01 2004
  

       <firstly, it aint in France>   

       Incorrect. "More than 200,000 libraries worldwide in 135 countries count on the DDC to keep their collections organized so that their users can easily locate the resources they need. DDC has been translated into more than 30 languages." (www.oclc.org/dewey)   

       <IICE would be much more detailed>   

       Prove that they would be more detailed than DDC and LOC Subject Headings.
mrthingy, Mar 02 2004
  

       Patents have a fairly effective classification system called the International Patent Classification (IPC). It's much more detailed than DDC (or halfbakery classification).
xaviergisz, Mar 02 2004
  

       Netscape! Wow, I remember that.
mecotterill, Mar 15 2009
  
      
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