Here is an unusual mnemonic e-mailed by Fred Baldwin of Pennsylvania USA that describes the only five ways to organise any list or grouping of items:
" LATCH "
Indicating things organised by:
Fred believes the mnemonic is mainly of interest to writers and researchers, but we beg to disagree! Almost everything we see or own is organised as above (and often by a combination of cross-organisation).
Take for example clothing - a closet usually contains shirts, t-shirts and jeans stored in separate neat piles (ie. by category), while a separate basket nearby holds old clothes or dirty laundry (ie. organised by time)!
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