SIGIA-L Mail Archives: Re: [Sigia-l] Information-centered Design
Re: [Sigia-l] Information-centered Design
From: Listera (listera_at_rcn.com)
Date: Fri Apr 04 2003 - 15:24:31 EST
"Daniel R Drop" wrote:
> Why have one site? It's in one site so that all the information is brought
> together so that people can make good decisions.
I don't see a direct correlation between having all information in one site
and making good decisions. In fact, it can be argued that this would, in the
long run, lead to biased/bad decision making. Distributed thinking trumps
central planning pretty much any time.
> It doesn't have to necessarily be a "site;" it could be an application
> that collects the information from the web and does the same. In effect,
> the application, or single site, operates as a personal decision support
Well, that's very different from the crazy notion of collecting all info in
one site. We already have many examples of the latter, from screen scrapers
to RSS aggregators to XML readers to search engines to custom apps, all over
the place. First/best popularized by Sherlock/Watson, perhaps.
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