parid2223 | Mon, 24 Feb 2003 13:08:50
Subject Location Uniqueness Objective
Cribbed from Elaine Svenonius. Probably the more standard usage from the library field.
parid2223 | Wed, 26 Feb 2003 09:49:00
I have done some searching but all the map metaphors use location or something similar (Subject Loci Uniqueness Objective? Perhaps something in Hebrew? ;-) all the alternatives are worse). I guess my primary uncertainly is not that SLUO lacks precision (Sam, as in Hunting), or abstraction (Steve, as in Newcomb), as compared to the alternatives but it hardly rolls off the tongue. Purely a subjective judgment but I wish there was an catchy alternative that performed all the things that the term SLUO does. On the other hand, perhaps it is a phrase that will make people realize it is what they want from an information system but have never had. Well, at least after they are told what it means. ;-) I'll try writing it 100 times tonight and see if I feel more comfortable in the morning. ;-)