jueves, marzo 11, 2010

Datos, datos por doquier

En The Economist se publica este reportaje - Data, data everywhere, que me parece relevante cuando consideramos la explosión de información que existe hoy en día gracias a la Internet.
“We are at a different period because of so much information,” says James Cortada of IBM, who has written a couple of dozen books on the history of information in society. Joe Hellerstein, a computer scientist at the University of California in Berkeley, calls it “the industrial revolution of data”. The effect is being felt everywhere, from business to science, from government to the arts. Scientists and computer engineers have coined a new term for the phenomenon: “big data”.

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