I ran across a great article recently called the Death of Taxonomies by Theresa Regli over at CMSwatch. I would recommend the article to anyone working/interested in the taxonomy/ontology space. While the title may read like a 1930s headline the article is rather upbeat about the future of taxonomies (and by extension taxonomists).

Death of Taxonomies by Thereas Regali (http://www.realstorygroup.com/Blog/1737-The-Death-of-Taxonomies-revisited) Published on: 11.13.2009 and Accessed on: 11.23.2009