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Big Data Analysis Interview with Bill Thompson

 
Big Data Analysis Interview with Bill Thompson, head of the Partnership Development Archive BBC is now available!
 
 
 

 
According to Bill Thompson, the term Big Data as a general label is to be viewed sceptically, as to his mind there is nothing fundamentally new in computer science terms.However, he does agree that there are certain technologies that should be invested in. Especially the EU should invest from a public service point of view to counteract large companies that will focus purely on areas for profit. 
He also provided two UK-related analogies that should be avoided:  Firstly, UK schools having to suffer in computer science education because MS Office was adopted and secondly big pharma not investing in cures for Malaria.
 
Furthermore, he thinks that it is very important that the EU invests from a public service point of view to counteract the big companies that will focus purely on areas for profit. He gave 2 analogies that we might want to avoid: UK schools having to suffer in computer science education because MS Office was adopted; and big pharma not investing in cures for Malaria. 
 
Bill Thompson, Head of the Partnership Development within the BBC Archives Development group, is an English technology journalist, commentator and writer, best known for his weekly column in the Technology section of BBC News Online and his appearances on Click, a radio show on the BBC World Service

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