Sunday, July 15, 2012

Data Gravity, or the theory that Data has Mass.

There’s an interesting article on TechCrunch today entitled “How Authoritarianism Will Lead To The Rise Of The Data Smuggler.”

While the article itself is interesting, and discusses a level of data portability far beyond what most people think about today, it also makes reference to the concept of “Data Gravity” posited by Dave McCrory. Dave’s rather unique concept is wrapped around the following statement (excerpted from the TC article by Alex Williams):
“Data has its own mass. When data gets stored it becomes harder to move. The more data stored, the greater the mass.”
Intriguing – and very cool. Check out the Data Gravity website for lots of details:

Filed under: thinking outside the box with Data Portability.

--Steve Repetti