Is Big Data an Economic Big Dud?

Resource Author:  James Glanz
Resource Date:  08/17/2013
Resource Name:  The New York Times
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If pencil marks on some colossal doorjamb could measure the growth of the Internet, they would probably be tracking the amount of data sloshing through the public network that spans the planet. Christened by the World Economic Forum as “the new oil” and “a new asset class,” these vast loads of data have been likened to transformative innovations like the steam locomotive, electricity grids, steel, air-conditioning and the radio.