Sunday, April 15, 2007

short sightedness

card catalog
Originally uploaded by suttonhoo.

The Dewey Decimal System's categorization for religions of the world, aka the 200 category, is defined as follows:

Dewey, 200: Religion
210 Natural theology
220 Bible
230 Christian theology
240 Christian moral & devotional theology
250 Christian orders & local church
260 Christian social theology
270 Christian church history
280 Christian sects & denominations
290 Other religions

From Clay Shirky's Writings About the Internet in Ontology is Overrated: Categories, Links, and Tags

The Dewey Decimal Classification system was, of course, developed by the American (and presumably Christian) Melvil Dewey in 1876.


aija said...

Gosh, you just made me miss the card catalog with your photo.


MGL said...

that's the funniest thing I've seen all day. On the other hand, I just got up 15 minutes ago.

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