[Tagging] tagging laboratories
mark+osm at carnildo.com
Wed Mar 6 05:27:09 UTC 2019
On Tue, 5 Mar 2019 14:03:37 +1100
Warin <61sundowner at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 04/03/19 21:25, Martin Koppenhoefer wrote:
> > Am Mo., 4. März 2019 um 09:37 Uhr schrieb Warin
> > <61sundowner at gmail.com <mailto:61sundowner at gmail.com>>:
> > These can be commercialfirms, part of the government, or part
> > of a university etc.
> > They usually specialise in one field so will need sub tags.
> > I would question whether we put all kind of "laboratory" into the
> > same category and distinguish them by subtags. There are too many
> > different kind of things that could be subsummized as "laboratory".
> > Think about eletronic laboratories, chemistry research labs,
> > biochemical labs, labs for human healtcare analytics, etc.
> > First distinction could be "research lab" vs. "analytical lab" vs.
> > maybe more types, and these should IMHO become main tags, not
> > subtags.
> > There is also some potential confusion with the word "laboratory"
> > being used as a hyped name for workspace where you would not expect
> > it, e.g. software laboratory, architectural design laboratory, art
> > laboratory, etc.
> > So we would need some definition, what the criterion for
> > "laboratory" is (or is it the name?).
> To me a true 'laboratory' has controlled environmental conditions,
> usually temperature is tightly controlled, the better labs have
> humidity control probably not as tight.
> They may have other things controlled too - such as radio
> interference, dust.
I guess the mechanical-testing laboratory I worked at in college
doesn't count as a "true" laboratory: as long as the temperature within
10 degrees F of 75, we could keep running tests. That's a far wider
range than you'd normally find in an office environment.
(Other environmental conditions weren't any more tightly controlled.
Aluminum and steel don't really care what you're subjecting them to,
and the measuring instruments we were using were similarly robust.)
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