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June 22, 2011



Good analogy and well written. The future of the cloud is about data, the big kind of data. The importance of that data will only improve as it is used by smarter apps on top of a programmable network accessible through common API.

Steve Todd


You asked: "But what about something ginormous like email with all the embedded docs we send each other?"

Enormous human capital can be mined from what employees said 3,5, or 10 years ago. Identifying influence is one example; identifying thought leaders is another. Who was saying what, and how much proved to be true?


Knowledge and Information are inherently subjective terms, which is why I stick with Data :-)

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take a crack at this whole “Why Applications are like fish and Data is like Wine” meme by extending it to posit that Information is like Cognac


Nice menu!

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