The world of data management is undergoing a massive shift, as complex data sets are now part of everybody’s job, whether they realize it or not. But currently, supporting these complex data sets is tedious and time-consuming. Continue reading
The June 2013 revelations about the NSA and its surveillance programs soured the general public on the idea of “metadata” as anything the average person might find beneficial. Alexis Madrigal restored some glory to the concept with his recent piece on Netflix and its use of metadata, but we still have a ways to go to redefine its context for the mainstream.
I’d like to elaborate on the point my colleague Hyoun Park made earlier this week about the modern mainstream perception of metadata as “evil.” Metadata isn’t inherently evil. We used to do good with it … Continue reading