How We Classify

November 30, 2002

Increasingly, I agree with those who argue that titles, artist names, etc. that begin with "A" or "An" or "The" should be alphabetized as entries that begin with "A" or "T" rather than with the first letter of the second word of their titles.

Dropping the "A", the "An", or the "The" when it comes to classification and alphabetization seems such a glaring mark of way of ordering the world that assumes too much.

Posted by Greg at November 30, 2002 11:55 PM

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