New essay in Ubiquity

ACM UbiquityMy latest essay in ACM Ubiquity is called "The waning importance of categorization" – and deals with the impact on those who categorize when information becomes infinitely searchable. Not unlike Kevin Kelly’s latest article in New York Magazine, though I deal more with the near-term changes. The main point is that, just as mobile phones made us substitute communication for planning, digitally searchable information will make us search rather than categorize.