There's been some buzz about some article that some guy wrote (sorry, both fail my memory and I'm too lazy to look for them while at UL "studying"), but the main gist of the article was that hackers were more similar to artists than the "traditional" CS person... they were more creative and eloquent than their engineering counterparts... I'm not really sure where I'm going with this.

Basically what the article said was that these were the glory days for hacking (hacking is not malicious ... that is called "cracking")... with the advent of Linux and the real push towards computing power and the development of "smart" programs ... maybe a few years down the line we'll have some really kickass programs.

But in any case, this advanced computing power is not going to come cheap. More than anything, the past few weeks of development (I'm doing this entirely within the context of the tabulas/audiomatch development) has taught me that metadata is important. What *is* metadata? Metadata is secondary information that accompanies primary information; not only the entry, but what time it was posted, the mood of the person ... in an audiomatch context, what song was played before, what time of the day ... in an OS setting, what programs are being executed, etc... this helps computers get "smart" about what's happening.

But this comes at a cost of privacy. All this data could fall into the wrong hands and be turned against you, the end user.

Ok, well random thoughts. More on this later, for now ... CHEMISTRY!
Posted by roy on May 8, 2003 at 08:04 PM | 1 Comments

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Comment posted on May 8th, 2003 at 08:21 PM
stop messin with tabulas and study chem!!