Real World Search Engines

I was interviewed by the Wall Street Journal about Real World Search Engines and how gadgets like the Loc8tor do (and don't) help you find lost possessions:

It won't surprise you that this idea -- that you should be able easily to find stuff around you -- has a name: ambient findability. The man who coined it, Michigan-based information architecture consultant and writer Peter Morville, has focused mainly on the idea of being able to find information, but believes we're only a few years away from being able to tag and track all objects so that, as he says, "it gets harder to lose anything."

The author, Jeremy Wagstaff of Loose Wire, concludes we're not there yet, but still, it's nice to see ambient findability swimming deeper into the mainstream.