September 2013 Archives

Why learn to program

In the post “Why learning to code makes my brain hurt”, Mamie Rheingold explains why it is essential for all of us to learn to code.  I agree.  However, it always makes my brain hurt too.

How a 1930's theory explains the economics of the internet: Ronald Coase discovered “transaction costs” in the 1930s and it looks like his insight explains the extraordinary success of firms that take advantage of the Internet in their business model.

Importance of Context in Metadata

Listen to this podcast on the importance of metadata in big data.   We need to be able to use metadata to find the valuable pieces of data within large datasets.  Users need to be confident of the data and the context that metadata adds provides users to understand the information.   Interpretation of big data requires an explicit understanding of metadata.

Importance of Context in Metadata

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Why learn to program
In the post “Why learning to code makes my brain hurt”, Mamie Rheingold explains why it is essential for all…
A focus on transaction cost explains a lot about the economics of the Internet
How a 1930's theory explains the economics of the internet: Ronald Coase discovered “transaction costs” in the 1930s and it…
Importance of Context in Metadata
Listen to this podcast on the importance of metadata in big data.   We need to be able to use metadata…
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