"Ontological systems fail to provide useful assistance because they solve the wrong problem.":#readingToday
Ontological systems fail to provide useful assistance because they are designed to solve the wrong problem. They refine a set of possible things into stronger and stronger constraint groups: Like exploring a labyrinth, when there is only one correct path amongst many, more often than not, you hit a dead end. An obsession with hierarchal structure works against you: like Zeno's paradox , splitting up categories into ever smaller pieces and forcing them into a single spanning tree leads to a proliferation of over-constrained pathways.
In Search of Certainty, Mark Burgess, 2013