ranganathan’s laws, updated

My pal Fred from ibiblio said he met Lennart Björneborn this week. I checked out his site and he’s adapted Ranganathan’s five principles of library science to the web world. Even though they are copyrighted [?], I’ll include them here:

  • Links are for use – the very essence of hypertext
  • Every surfer his or her link – the rich diversity of links across topics and genres
  • Every link its surfer – ditto
  • Save the time of the surfer – visualizing web clusters and small-world shortcuts
  • The Web is a growing organism