Why not tag everything?

· The Power of Many

It seems that logging is a no-brainer. Systems already can do journaling and to the computer (by which I mean a central processing unit) everything happens in a totally linear way as it is. The real trick of what we today call blogging is to determine what information to make public to anyone, what information to make ubiquitously accessible to you and a set of people defined as needing or deserving access to that same information, and what to hide, destroy, or at least keep private.
So blogging points to logging, something it’s silly not to do if the hardware is already thinking in those terms.
And wikis are at least pointing us in the direction of better ways to build knowledge stores online collaboratively, though your typical wiki software these days needs to evolve another layer of abstraction or three before ordinary people can set up and administer (and tweak the design of) wiki pages.
But now this whole “folksonomy” thing (such as the group tagging at Flickr and Delicious) is making me wonder: Why can’t I tag every email, every action I take through my ‘puter as I do it or as it falls away?