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From: Gleanings To: IAs Subject: Gleanings: the end of the world as we know it Sorry for the […]

From: Gleanings
To: IAs
Subject: Gleanings: the end of the world as we know it

Sorry for the two-glean-a-day, but since this list is primarily made up of Information Architects, I felt it was worth interrupting your regularly schedualed broadcast to announce this extremely sad news.

a letter from Lou

“Dear Friends and Colleagues,

We are deeply sorry to announce that Argus Associates is ceasing operations
this month. We remain absolutely convinced that the need for high-quality
information architecture consulting and design will continue to expand, and
that by year-end market demand will have rebounded as well. However, Argus
doesn’t have the financial resources to weather this storm.

We are proud of Argus’ accomplishments, particularly:

* Writing a best-selling O’Reilly book that expanded awareness of the
practice and value of information architecture.

* Growing a consistently profitable (10 years in a row) consulting practice
that designed IA solutions for more than 100 clients, including some of the
world’s largest corporations.

* Participating in the creation of a new community of information architects
through ACIA and ASIS&T publications and events.

* Building the strongest co-located team of information architects in the

If you’re in a position to make new hires, we highly encourage you to
consider some of the wonderful staff (including project managers,
information architects, and specialists) we’ve been forced to let go.
Contact information, bios, and resumes will soon be available online ).

Peter Morville and I will continue participating in the development of the
IA Community and hope to maintain the Argus Center for Information
Architecture ( ) as a focal point for these efforts.
We will also be available as individuals for limited consulting engagements.

We believe that the information architecture community has already made a
positive impact, and we look forward to the continued growth of the practice
of information architecture over the coming years.

We greatly appreciate your support and wish you all the best.


Louis Rosenfeld Peter Morville”