The Graduate “One word: Analytics”

“Data, Data and More Data,” Wall Street Journal,  September 23, 2013 R3

The smart meters monitoring your electricity use have generated a lot of information over the past decade.  I guess that information is owned by the electric company, although there are some privacy implications. In any event, the companies have used it for “good,” helping to identify a malfunctioning pool pump costing the user an extra $100/month.

With the volume of data being collected, I couldn’t help but think of Dustin Hoffman in The Graduate.  Then the word was “plastics.”  Now the word is “Analytics.”

Is this a risk of misuse?  With great power comes great responsibility. (Spiderman, by way of Voltaire.)


Leave a comment

Filed under New Implications, Ownership, Risk, Use, Value

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s