Thursday, April 13, 2006

fragment on information economies

as a general rule it is easier to produce or store information than it is to retrieve or identify relevant citeria for the retrieval of information. as economies deindustrialize and information becomes a primary economic exchange commodity, data mining will become an increasingly valuable service.

the shift in america to an information economy is evident: who marries who on a sitcom, who swindles who on the news, novels, stock prices, and music are all consumed simply as different types of information...

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