SIGIA-L Mail Archives: RE: SIGIA-L: various ramblings
RE: SIGIA-L: various ramblings
From: Mike Charton (charton_at_research.att.com)
Date: Fri Apr 28 2000 - 12:22:13 EDT
Business should be one part of the mix. To really understand how information
works, all sorts of disciplines are needed. Library Science, Linguistics,
Sociology, Psychology, maybe Political Science, (and I am probably leaving
some out). Don't be offended.
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-sigia-l_at_asis.org [mailto:owner-sigia-l_at_asis.org]On Behalf Of
> Henric Beiers
> Sent: Thursday, April 27, 2000 8:29 PM
> To: Sigia-l_at_asis.org
> Subject: Re: SIGIA-L: various ramblings
> >>> Eric Reiss wrote:
> <big snip>
> >My point? I'm willing to bet that half of the people attending the ASIS
> >2005 Information Architecture conference will have gone to B-school.
> Please no!!! The limitations of a purely business orientation
> will kill so much of what allows us as an eclectic group of
> people to contribute to IA. It is vital that this 'profession'
> keeps its vitality alive by continuing to draw from the
> incredible range of backgrounds evident at the conference.
> Awareness of marketing - yes. Hegenomy of a business culture - no!!
> And yes, I do teach in a business school!
> Henric Beiers - Lecturer
> School of Business Information Technology
> Faculty of Business
> Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology
> Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
> Ph: +61 3 9925 5820
> Fax: +61 3 9925 5837
> Email: henric.beiers_at_rmit.edu.au
> ICQ: 21924763
> URL: http://www.bf.rmit.edu.au/bit/html/lecturers_2.html
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