Stephanie Morillo

Naming things is hard but we still have to try  ↦

Stephanie Morillo:

Naming things is hard because languages are hard, and no two people have the same exact understanding of the same word. But we have to ascribe names and labels to things all the time…

This post seeks to help readers understand why labeling is so difficult. There’s a bit of linguistics, library science, and information architecture thrown in for good measure, but the point is this: language isn’t static and the same goes for the websites, databases, and other objects we create and build.


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