Information quality

a: Information ~
b: Food

What: I like the analogy. Information and food, as measured in ($/bytes) or ($/calories),are as inexpensive as ever. The problem is that the quality of the information is variable like food. All bytes and calories are NOT created equal. One page of Gettysburg address is quite different than 1 page of magazine print. Likewise 1000 calories or Fish Oil is much better for you than 1000 calories of bacon lard.Although the bacon lard does taste good.

Writer: Alan Jacobs
Date: Jan 25 2010 6:03 AM

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