SIGIA-L Mail Archives: Re: SIGIA-L: Is this really an Informati
Re: SIGIA-L: Is this really an Information Architect
From: Eileen Turtle Parzek (turtle_at_turtlesweb.com)
Date: Mon Aug 06 2001 - 07:21:45 EDT
At 02:42 PM 8/5/2001, Karl Fast wrote:
> > Remember, the industry still uses the term "information" when they
> > really mean "data". We're the only ones who truly are 'informers'
> > so why would there be entire departments/divisions called
> > "Information Technology" and "Information Systems" when there are
> > so few (if any) of us among their ranks?
>I remember a conversation I had with Lou last spring in which he
>commented that the problem with IT is that it's mainly about the T.
>Coming from an IT background I agreed, and suggested that even
>the I is wrong, and a better term would be DT: data technology.
Unfortunately, that acronym is already taken too ; ) You know, as in "he's
got the DTs"
Eileen "Turtle" Parzek ~ phone~ 518-505-6617
Director, Creative Design & Production
now at Matrix Intermedia, Troy, NY ~ New site coming soon!
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