"Information owners no longer control the organization of their information".
"Instead of building universal, definitive taxonomies, information architects are finding there is tremendous benefit to creating un-taxonomized miscellaneous pools of enriched data objects so that users can sort and organize to suit their own peculiar needs. Such systems work best if they are messy, uncontrolled, and saturated with information added by users. The result is information systems that are far more usable, more contextualized, and easier to maintain. And there's one more result--the authority of institutions and owners of information is shaken to the core."
--From the brochure for Buying & Selling eContent, summarizing David Weinberger's keynote address.
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