Thursday 21 July 2005 — This is nearly 18 years old. Be careful.
I can’t tell if this is science or art (or maybe both, or maybe a joke). Brian Collier has devised the Collier Classification System for Very Small Objects. He’s invented a scheme for creating “names” for very small objects encountered in the world. For example, a resistor is dubbed Nelifrag Buildielectro tanecylismothbuglik, because it is a fragment that was never alive, found in a building, used in electronics, tan, cylindrical, smooth, and generally bug-shaped. Like I said, is it science, art, or an elaborate joke?
Ontology has been around formally for a while, going back to Aristotle.
It's almost as heavy as the Perliodic Table of Operators.
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