Peter Merholz writes about how he feels IA needs to innovate to avoid dead. I feel the same, mostly. This is the first year I didn’t go to the IA summit (it’s in Vegas and I’m in Belgium, that’s 1 reason). I don’t particularly find it interesting to talk about IA’s future so I don’t post a lot on it here, I do find new ideas interesting, and not enough have been coming up. But there’s smart people there, so I have hope. And if IA becomes just a valuable part of the design process and not perhaps the leader it was at one point, perhaps that’s ok too. Or not. I’m not married to IA, although I still happily call myself an information architect.