How Standards Proliferate

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August 21, 2018 - 12:25pm

Critical Commentary

This image demonstrates a problem in standards-setting communities - that the solution to the diversity of standards is to design more "encompassing" standards. That it is in comic form also demonstrates that folks in standards-setting communities know that it is a proble. We have seen this play out many times at RDA, where well-meaning groups attempt to design "canonical" standards that can sort out the differences amongst other standards.  

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XKCD

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English

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Anonymous, "How Standards Proliferate", contributed by Lindsay Poirier, Platform for Experimental Collaborative Ethnography, Platform for Experimental Collaborative Ethnography, last modified 21 August 2018, accessed 24 April 2024. https://worldpece.org/content/how-standards-proliferate