A Few Bits for a Future Data Miner

I’m pretty sure I don’t understand the term “Open Source” as well as I’d like, and I found this article on “Open Data” (which I also don’t understand as well as I’d like) about as mystifying as it is interesting. But I will say this: once every couple of weeks or so, I wake up from a nightmare in which “Crats” of future generations are prodigiously harvesting every last aspect of my being – my medical records, my DNA, my precious novel, my purchasing decisions, and even blog posts such as this – for ends which I now am unable to imagine, but of which I would certainly disapprove, had I been able to know them. How far does our individual responsibility extend? Infinitely, I have always assumed. Perhaps this is prideful.

I’m going for a walk.

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