Date: Wed, 19 Jun 2013 21:20:11 +0200
- Transnets Tumblelog
"[We need data reduction strategies] The current volume estimate of all electronic information is..."
- “[We need data reduction strategies] The current volume estimate of all electronic information is roughly 1.2 zettabytes, the amount of data that would be generated by everyone in the world posting messages on Twitter continuously for a century.
Is there anything we can do? No one wants to give up the pleasures and benefits that the digital domain provides. But we can at least wake up to the toll that it’s taking and search for solutions. We can live a productive digital life without hoarding information. As stockholders and consumers, we can demand that our companies and service providers aggressively engage in data-reduction strategies. We can clean up the stockpiles of dead data that live around us, be wiser data consumers, text less and talk more. We can try hitting delete more often.”
- Data Overload Has Economic Costs - NYTimes.com