Do We Need Information Modeling for the Information Highway?
Web sites, intranet and the internet are getting larger and more complex. Users have a frustating time finding the information they need. Web site developers and web administrators are more challenged than ever before to effectively develop and maintain the growing and evolving sites. While the technical problems will find their appropriate solution the information variety in the web is so large, so heterogeneous and sometimes to doubtful that casual users find the information in a chaotic manner similar to Brown’s movement of atoms. Indeed, companies selling information products have now web sites which are illegible.
In general, this situation reminds the state we faced before the advent of database management systems.