by any other name...


My lecture tomorrow morning on Information Architecture will begin with a recitation of Juliet's speech from Romeo and Juliet. I learned it in high school (didn't everybody have to commit a Shakespearean soliloquy to memory at some point in their education?), and can still rattle it off at will.

What's the connection? Naming, of course. Do names matter? If so, how? That will be the primary topic of discussion. We'll also discuss product categories on the Lego site, which always stirs up some interesting conversations.

I always look forward to this class--more than any other lecture I give, it brings together my library and web backgrounds, and lets me push my students into thinking a bit more than I usually require them to do.


i really enjoyed that lecture when i took that class! your examples really hit home for me - i've had a love for Legos... err "boys" Legos, since i was a kid. a few years ago i started buying them again (mostly the Star Wars sets). funny, there isn't a pink or powder blue brick in our house. have fun!

Yes, well, I was always weird. I memorized Hotspur's honor speech from Henry IV Part I.

I don't *think* that one's useful in an XML context, but I may have to take another look at it...

Ha! I had to memorize "Antony's Oration" from Julius Caesar. "Friends, Romans, countrymen, lend me your ears. I come to bury Caesar, not to praise him. The evil that men do lives after them, the good is oft-interred with their bones, so let it be with Caesar." That's all I remember. That was my sophomore year of high school. Do high school students still memorize passages?

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