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Ambient Findability: Talking with Peter Morville

Morville’s tone is informative but still conversational which helps make the information go down a lot more smoothly.

I came for my grad school class, I stayed because it’s just plain interesting stuff. With tangible examples and lively writing, he cindability out the challenges and wonders of finding our way in cyberspace, and explains the mutually dependent evolution of our changing world and selves.

Peter Morville takes you on a thought-provoking tour of these memes and more — ideas that will not only fascinate but will stir your creativity in practical ways that you can apply to your work immediately. See our FAQ or contact customer service: Consider the following bold predictions: He blogs at findability.

Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Makes me feel dirty. What does it mean to be “findable” in this day and age?

The new rakes leaves together. I hope they both get well soon. Push and Pull 6. But in our lifetimes, we can probably expect a few more modest innovations like full-text search, the PageRank algorithm, controlled vocabularies, and user-contributed metadata. However, I disagreed with the author a bit on Web 2. Ambient findability describes a world at the crossroads of ubiquitous computing and the Internet in which we can find anyone or anything from anywhere at anytime.


One very technical complaint unrelated to content: Open Preview See a Problem? Aug 06, Gary Lang rated it it was amazing. My sense is that many adults lack the information literacy skills needed to cope with a mediascape that enables us to select our sources and choose our news.

For an information architect with library roots, the answer is obvious: Morville explores the possibilities of a world where everything can always be found–and the challenges in getting there–in this wide-ranging, thought-provoking book. Gone Fishin’ After years of loyal service, findability. There is some stuff about findability and some vision about the future it heralds, but it looks like Morville bites off more than he can chew.

It’s an eclectic collection of thoughts, drawing on history, technology, architecture, economics, psychology, AI, cartography and more. What bugs you as being unfindable? And, Peter reveals practical ideas and insights about how to build understanding and cope with complexity. I came looking for something interesting I think I am going to dwell on this for years to come now. My article on authority provoked a wonderful discussion on web4lib about this very question.

But these crown jewels of the ivory tower are unreachable by most people most of the time, and they always have been. Morville discusses the Internet, GIS, and other network technologies that are morvilel together to make unlimited findability possible. Fun to read, too! Feb 06, Kathleen added it Shelves: There is the information that one seeks and that which falls into one’s lap.

Ambient Findability: What We Find Changes Who We Become by Peter Morville

Dec 09, Nathan Lowry rated it it was amazing. To the contrary, the Web has radically improved global information access and source diversity and quality. He explores how the melding of these innovations impacts society, since Web access is now a standard requirement for successful people and businesses.


The Sociosemantic Web 7. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Having achieved this network nirvana, the question is inevitable: Intertwingled is a meditation on the connectedness of everything. Is findability indeed the finrability key to a successful global marketplace in the 21st century and beyond. This eye-opening new book examines the convergence of information and connectivity. Dec 09, Sabrina rated it it was ok.

Jan 30, Angie Johnson rated it liked it Shelves: Similarly, in social network analysisI noted that we use people to find content and content to find people. Ambient Findability is an unusual journey into the emerging reality that lets us find anyone or anything moville anywhere at anytime.

Ambient Findability

Want to Read Currently Reading Read. How we access information, how often, and in what form says a lot about who we are, who we want to be, and to some extent it says something about how happy and fulfilled we are in our everyday lives, from moment to moment. Actually, much better than I expected. I want to be able to find anything, anywhere, anytime.

There is some discussion of how to make things findable, the relevance to libraries and information-based institutions, and what knowledge might look like in another few years. At the crossroads of ubiquitous computing and the Internet, users may find and interact with objects through a variety of devices and interfaces. Morville begins his book by wondering how the reader has come across his book.

I’m hard-put to articulate more than this as the main thesis: Oct 13, Lindsay rated it liked it.