Title: Everything is Data, but Data Isn't Everything - Todd Gitlin

Date posted: 2010-12-07

The media theorist Lev Manovich has said that the definitive informational metaphor of our epoch is the database. The database is not just a metaphor, in fact---it's a certification of what knowledge looks like and how it is to be gained. A metaphor is a carrier, a condensation of meaning. A database is a heap.

/ via tnr.com

I find this generative and thought provoking and yet I'm not sure why. I'm not even clear on the thoughts provoked. Maybe that's the good news.