Alex Wright

The Web That Wasn't

March 27, 2007

I've just posted the slides from my IA Summit presentation via Slideshare:

The session seemed to go reasonably well. I'm glad to see there was an audience willing to turn out for a historically-focused session, helping to dispel my suspicion that the Information Architecture community - along with the rest of the tech industry - tends to suffer from a kind of myopic focus on the future.

The one thing missing from this version is a QuickTime video clip from Francoise Levie's documentary The Man Who Wanted to Classify the World; if anyone's interested, there's another version of the same clip available here.

File under: Informatics

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