Brave New Metadata World

https://books.google.com/ngrams/graph?content=metadata&year_start=1800&year_end=2008&corpus=0&smoothing=3&share=&direct_url=t1%3B%2Cmetadata%3B%2Cc0

If you’ve never used Google Ngram viewer, it’s a fantastic way to visualize trends in society reflected through the many, many books that google has digitized. In particular interest is the search above for metadata reveals how recent and how rapidly this has come into widespread usage.

I find it just fascinating to be on the frontier of this phenomenon,

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