SIGIA-L Mail Archives: Re: SIGIA-L: Is this really an Informati
Re: SIGIA-L: Is this really an Information Architect
From: Andrew Hinton (ahinton_at_symetri.com)
Date: Wed Aug 08 2001 - 13:29:39 EDT
If you check Yahoo's newsclipping service for a search of Information
Architecture, you'll find TONS of press releases etc. using the term in this
database-management or IT-hardware-landscape manner. It's getting slightly
more common for "our" use of the term to show up, but the majority are still
this older connotation.
So, yeah, that tells me that it's trouble in some ways. With our clients and
partners as well...we have to explain it several times to get them to
::Paula Thornton::paula.thornton_at_prodigy.net::08/05/01 9:37am:
> David Heller wrote: "Is this nutzo that they associate IA (big, small or
> med) w/ this
> description. Managing DBAs???"
> David: This is the 'old' definition of Information Architects. Read "data
> architect". In that context, the requirements make perfect sense. 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?
:: s y m e t r i ::
. andrew hinton . information architecture, bureau director
. w|336.819.6914 m|336.253.5399 . ahinton_at_symetri.com
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