Metadata is sexy

The generally reliable Stewart Alsop does a great job explaining what metadata is. Nice example: “Start thinking about the digital world, and you’ll begin to see just how important metadata truly is. Have you taken more than 100 pictures with that digital camera you recently bought? You’ll discover that there’s not much metadata for all those picture files; too bad, because with pictures, the value of metadata is amplified since you want to keep them forever and remember years later why they mattered.”

(Previous NUblog coverage.)

Posted on 2001-01-28