Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Elusive big data: The thing, and not the thing | The Economist

A big data reality check; also see What Data Can’t Do (NYT)
"HOW to define big data? At a meeting of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development last week, about 150 delegates were asked to raise their hands if they had heard of the term—all had. How many felt comfortable giving a definition? Only about 10%. And these were government officials who will be called upon to devise policies on supporting or regulating big data."
Elusive big data: The thing, and not the thing | The Economist
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