Last night, I happened to catch my wife composing an email. I noticed that when she sent a personal email to her friends, she invariably typed ‘From Norma’ as the subject line. This just seemed really weird to me.

I asked her what she thought of the ‘semantic web’ and whether she had given any thought to adding tags to her personal emails such as ‘Norma’ and ‘From’ to help build a valuable taxonomy for her friends.

She looked at me blankly and said ‘Just because you work with computers, you think you’re so clever, don’t you ?’