Green Chameleon » A Brief History of Arrangement
SEPTEMBER 19, 2006
Born in the same year (1707), Linnaeus and Buffon occupied very different social stations, sat at opposite ends of Europe, and set out opposing positions on the ordering and arrangement of knowledge about species. Though Linnaeus won the field in terms of how taxonomy work became understood, Buffon had a profound though less direct impact on the way in which knowledge was organised for use in subsequent generations. This is what brings us to information architecture.