Am I a believer?
Posted by lpearle on 2 September 2010
The other day, one of the reporters for the school newspaper interviewed me. The questions were mostly innocuous (Q: what’s your favorite book? A: Of all time? Good Night Moon) and then she hit me with this one – Do you believe in the Dewey Decimal System?
My immediate reaction was “uh, the DDS isn’t something like God (or one of those things John Lennon didn’t believe in)” (no, I didn’t say that, I just thought it)
I did say “No, not really. But it’s the best system we have now.” Which I sort of believe – DDS is flawed, we all know that. LC is too complex for younger students (although my prep school used/still uses LC). WordThink and BISAC are just as flawed and don’t always make sense.