Content vs. Content-ish
I asked on Twitter if categories were “full” content or some other structure.
In CMS, we have “full” content (like, a modeled Article type), and then we have… content-ish stuff. Like categories, for instance…
That prompted a good debate in the following thread, and also this entire article by Joe Miller:
Authoring and Assembling: We’re asking too much from our content management systems
He applies some semantics – “creating” vs. “curating” and “authoring” vs. “assembling.”
Assembling content – like curating a museum – requires a particular set of skills. Those skills aren’t the same as the ones required for writing content, nor are they the same as the ones required for writing good CSS or applying security updates.