[Taxacom] Pop article on taxonomy's decline

dipteryx at freeler.nl dipteryx at freeler.nl
Fri Jan 28 02:26:33 CST 2011

Van: taxacom-bounces at mailman.nhm.ku.edu namens Stephen Thorpe
Verzonden: vr 28-1-2011 3:30

> a search for 2008 on Global Names Index pulls up 24079 records
> (including new genera etc., as well as new species)
> http://gni.globalnames.org/name_strings?search_term=2008

The GNI does not index names, but computer-perceived entities 
(i.e. character strings). They have a marketing department that 
tries to sell these computer-perceived entities as "names", 
an obviously spurious claim that does nothing to negate the
general image of data aggregators as being marketing ploys only.


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