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RE: [Sigia-l] [OT] Safari Bookshelf was:AmbientFindability(Information Interaction)

From: Peter Morville (morville_at_semanticstudios.com)
Date: Tue Oct 18 2005 - 10:44:25 EDT


Thanks for this note Kevin. I have alerted O'Reilly about this serious
unfindability issue. Of course, Borders categorized the polar bear book
under web programming, so not much surprises me anymore. Perhaps the lemur
will end up in finance along with other books about fundability.

What Borders and O'Reilly really need are user-defined tagging systems.
Someone should tell them about folksonomies :-)

Peter Morville
President, Semantic Studios
http://semanticstudios.com
http://findability.org

-----Original Message-----
From: sigia-l-bounces_at_asis.org [mailto:sigia-l-bounces_at_asis.org] On Behalf
Of Kevin Cheng
Sent: Monday, October 17, 2005 5:35 PM
To: 'Skot Nelson'; 'Jursa, Jan (init)'
Cc: sigia-l_at_mail.asis.org
Subject: RE: [Sigia-l] [OT] Safari Bookshelf
was:AmbientFindability(Information Interaction)

I've just started trying it out via a corporate account and find the
access to such a library awesome, but the usability and formatting
leave something to be desired.

I wish the pagination was more easily accessible (with a keyboard
shortcut so I don't have to find a target and break from the flow of
reading a book) and perhaps pages buffered ahead of time to speed it
up.

As an amusing side note for Peter, Ambient Findability isn't findable
under Information Architecture nor Interaction Design.

It IS under "Web Server" and "Apache" though (and Usability, Web
Development, Web Design).

 
Kevin Cheng (KC)
OK/Cancel: Interface Your Fears
kc_at_ok-cancel.com
www.ok-cancel.com
 

:: -----Original Message-----
:: From: sigia-l-bounces_at_asis.org [mailto:sigia-l-bounces_at_asis.org]
:: On Behalf Of Skot Nelson
:: Sent: Monday, October 17, 2005 7:43 AM
:: To: Jursa, Jan (init)
:: Cc: sigia-l_at_mail.asis.org
:: Subject: Re: [Sigia-l] [OT] Safari Bookshelf was:Ambient
:: Findability(Information Interaction)
::
:: On Oct-17-2005, at 6:00 AM, Jursa, Jan (init) wrote:
::
:: > I allways wondered when would one use the safari bookshelf.
:: > Does anybody use it within the company?
:: >
:: > $19.99 per month seems not that attractive to me.
::
:: I used it for a couple of months and found it very useful.
::
:: Then they started charging me money for it, although I never was
:: never told "We're going to start charging you for it"
::
:: Then I cancelled my account, and they charged me for the next
:: month
:: anyway.
::
:: All in all, it was a fairly unpleasant experience. I do love
:: O'Reilly
:: books though.
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