Short and Sweet

Putting You In A Box: Titles, Labels, Genres, and Other Miscellaneous Classifications

Corporate America loves hierarchies and titles. So do databases and schools. Classifications of any type–titles, labels, genres, and other miscellaneous words created by systems–are useful for putting data in its proper context, allowing for humans to interact with the information accordingly and correctly.

The danger is when we attempt to classify human beings in the same way as information.

We automatically minimize a person’s level of contribution and worth to fit their pre-described label.

Some systems do need people that have abilities in certain areas that many do not have, but in a system where labels determine output and worth, humans will always be expendable.