A Trailblazer’s Second Thoughts on Big Data

First the Bad News

Big data enthusiasts will want to read Janet Maslin’s  review in The New York Times of Jaron Lanier’s newest book, Who Owns the Future, and perhaps the book itself. Many of us a have a tendency to look for the upside of social media and crowd-sourced information, so it can be helpful to be reminded by someone who knows best about the “dark” side.

Read all about it: “Fighting Words Against Big Data”

And Now the Long View:

BUT–when you are done with the review and (e)book, don’t miss the extremely interesting and highly useful “Big Data Compendium” that the Times has organized for folks like us:

Big Data Compendium:

http://www.nytimes.com/compendium/collections/576/big_data

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