In Defense of Search

Peter Morville takes Jared Spool to task on Spool's advice to keep users from using search because it stinks.

[T]o encourage taxonomy design at the expense of search system design is a bad message to be sending in today's web environment.

In the article in Digital Web, Peter says corporations do not invest enough in developing search systems. Peter has noticed in his engagements that corporations are spending lots of money on taxonomy and not enough on search. This is due in part because taxonomy is all the rage, but maybe also because people like Jared are panning search.