Welcome to Module 1-P.
The Trials and Tribble-ations of the Data Deluge
The cover article in a 2010 The Economist magazine entitled The data deluge, featured a 14-page special report on information management entitled Data, data, everywhere. This article, and our collective situation of data overload, reminds me of one of my favorite Star Trek episodes, The Trouble With Tribbles. The cute little ESI files that everyone owns are now growing out of control and as a result our institutions are imperiled. There is great good that can come out of all this data, as the article points out, but a whole lot of tribble too. (Sorry.)