Yet another article on big data - this one in the Sunday edition of New York Times:
Steve Lohr. The Age of Big Data. New York Times, February 12, 2012.
My favorite quotes from the article:
"“It’s a revolution,” says Gary King, director of Harvard’s Institute for Quantitative Social Science. “We’re really just getting under way. But the march of quantification, made possible by enormous new sources of data, will sweep through academia, business and government. There is no area that is going to be untouched.”
"Data is in the driver’s seat. It’s there, it’s useful and it’s valuable, even hip."