I am in pain. This hurts.
There is a telephone conference blabbing on my desk, and I am ignoring it. This is a technology project coming out of a large organization we are members of, and I have been tapped to be our system’s rep. It is aiming to create yet another searchable archive of educational resources, but the development is fixated in a 1980-1990s model of information architecture. It flies with the grace of an iron pigeon.
They are pounding away at creating fixed hierarchies, long flowing submission forms, limp content evaluations, but the prototype interface is making my lunch hard to keep down. It is a clunky wobbly wheeled portal approach straight out of Internet 0.5. No RSS. No comments. No tags.
I am having trouble resolving this with what I see externally in terms of folksonomy, social networks, ontologies being over-rated.
I am keeping a low profile. Make that invisible. I am not here. I am on a beach in Maui. I wish.
The post "I am a Reluctant, Invisible Participant in a Wretched Project" was originally scraped from the bottom of the pickel barrel at CogDogBlog (http://cogdogblog.com/2005/06/wretched-project/) on June 23, 2005.