Muppets meet classification
In honor of Sesame Street’s birthday, I was re-watching my fav Muppets – the Yip Yips – and found myself wondering about their classification book. In this segment, it’s obviously not very good: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7fQaj31Wtko. And then there’s this one, that explains their methodology a bit better: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FtFEdhggOw0 (classification by height, face, hands).
Later on their book appears to be much easier, in the digital age: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-2ZkJd4u0Us&feature=related (also features a sweet computer!).
For such a thin volume, it sure seems to be quite complete in indexing and retrieving all the attributes of earth-things with relatively little searching. Attention all library friends: hire the Yip Yips as consultants for all your sticky indexing/retrieval needs!