“As more governments open their data, journalists lose privileged status as gatekeepers of information – but the need for their work as curators and explainers increases. The more data that’s available in the world, the more essential it is for somebody to make sense of it.”
– Adrian Holovaty, founder of EveryBlock
Full Article: Information is power, by Simon Rogers
I find it is the case with so many business now. IE: My brother in law owns a delicatessen shop. Not too long ago, those were the places where you would get the food that you where longing for from back home (Switzerland, Germany), but now you can get it in so many places or for that matter even mail order it. Now, owners of delis must be curators.
Jun 7th, 2010 / 12:13 pm