Andrew Hinton is a senior consultant at The Understanding Group and the author of Understanding Context from O'Reilly Media. A frequent conference speaker and intermittent online-writer, Andrew identifies as an information architect—the sort that makes habitable, delightful environments out of information. He lives in Atlanta, Georgia, where he considers the humidity an acceptable price to pay for easy access to collards, grits, and decent BBQ.
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What place am I in? By giving us the ability to link to anything at any time, the web complicated this question and changed our concept of context. In this excerpt from Chapter 2 of his new book, Understanding Context, Andrew Hinton explores why that happened, and how our resulting “place confusion” affects the way we perceive and use the web.