Talk:Outline of information science

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Sub-disciplines of information science, IMO, should not include "Information technology" "Computer storage" "Intellectual property" "Intellectual freedom" "Privacy" or "Censorship."

Information technology (IT) is a sub-discipline of Engineering telecommunications infrastructure. Too many linkages included weakens relationships that confuse the significance (stand-alone) quality of a major subject/topic (Information Science). Information science is about the quality/nature... of the material that traverses the IT infrastructure. IOW, The reason for IT infrastructure, existence and investments, is the value of the information material/cargo and the add-value requirement, existence and investments, of the IT infrastructure. IT architecture/solution is never an Information architecture/solution IMO. IT nomenclature/tags of routers, hubs, gateways, bridges ... reflects engineering/infrastructure.

The same argument can be made for Law or other subjects for "Computer storage" "Intellectual property" "Intellectual freedom" "Privacy" or "Censorship." — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 20:17, 12 September 2012 (UTC)

Quick explanation of Wikipedia outlines[edit]

"Outline" is short for "hierarchical outline". There are two types of outlines: sentence outlines (like those you made in school to plan a paper), and topic outlines (like the topical synopses that professors hand out at the beginning of a college course). Outlines on Wikipedia are primarily topic outlines that serve 2 main purposes: they provide taxonomical classification of subjects showing what topics belong to a subject and how they are related to each other (via their placement in the tree structure), and as subject-based tables of contents linked to topics in the encyclopedia. The hierarchy is maintained through the use of heading levels and indented bullets. See Wikipedia:Outlines for a more in-depth explanation. The Transhumanist 00:07, 9 August 2015 (UTC)