My thoughts on a great post by @stevebaker
Today I easily identified myself by reading my friend’s @stevebaker blog post on “Smart Systems, dumb ones, and privacy”. I read his blog posts on thethenumerati.net periodically although only in a few occasions do I comment in them. I started reading @stevebaker content while he was working at Business Week where I saw an article written by him describing his new book The Numerati. I had a difficult time trying to get his book here in Puerto Rico lucky enough that I had to travel to Washington, D.C. on business and found it at the Dulles Airport.
The Numerati Book
I’m for smart systems. I want Amazon to know my book tastes, the bank to give me loans based on my personal record (and not my general profile), most junk-mailers to understand that I would never buy what they’re selling, the electricity company to hitch me to a smart grid. I could go on and on. Privacy? Yes, it can be a problem, and we’ll figure out ways to deal with it. But these dumb formal systems are for the birds. | Stephen Baker