Re: HUMOR: More Suggested Prefixes

From: Charlie Stross (
Date: Wed Jan 17 2001 - 09:30:22 MST

On Tue, Jan 16, 2001 at 03:06:24PM -0500, Harvey Newstrom wrote:
> I just realized that a logical tree structure or path-name would
> useful. This would allow the reader to determine which subtopic is
> being discussed, find the relationship between topics, and filter on
> whole categories.
> Thus, a flame about the recent elections could have the prefix of
> What could be more user-friendly?

We obviously need relative pathnames, so that we can signal topic
drift by saying something like ../../POSITIVE/BENEFITS ("let's look
on the bright side of this ...") or ../../FLAME/HOT/HOTTER/HOTTEST
("your granny wears army boots and your dad smells of elderberries!").

Oh, and we need national or cultural signifiers: USA, NOTUSA, APPLEPIE,

-- Charlie

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