All the Knowledge That's Fit to Print

IESE Javier Zamora on filtering in vs. filtering out data


In March 2012, after 244 years in publication, the Encyclopedia Britannica decided to stop publishing its printed edition and focus solely on its online version. The rise of Wikipedia and the transformation of information into a commodity, sparked the demise of the printed version of Encyclopedia Britannica, which consisted of 32 volumes weighing a total of 129 pounds, says Javier Zamora of IESE's Department of Information Systems.

In the past, he says, the goal of prominent information sources was to "filter in" information, as reflected in the New York Times' motto, "All the news that's fit to print." Today, in the digital era, the key challenge is how to "filter out" information in a context of Big Data.

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