Comments: Speaking of Speaking.. the Personal Data Ecosystem Emerges

The goal with Do-not-track is to block cross-site tracking. That principle would not have stopped American Airlines from knowing all the flights you took on American. It would have stopped a central flight tracker from knowing all the trips you took on all the airlines.

I don't actually think that all this data about our habits is as gold as some people think it is. I think it's worth tens of billions -- but in a marketplace worth hundreds of trillions.

But I do agree that the only place it should live is a computer under my control. That's how it was in the days of the PC, and I've been blogging the last few years about the search for a marriage between the advantages of the cloud and the PC, calling it data hosting. has some posts on it.

Posted by Brad Templeton at February 18, 2011 12:36 AM

You go grrrrl!

Even way out here in the hinter lands of Cleveland, where there are no jobs, no hi-tech and nobody like Mary or Kaliya - your message resonates.

I just wish that the cushy white kids - all of whom have no problem getting jobs - would help try and bring innovation, programs and work - to those who need it the most.

We can spend our time worrying about our personal data and privacy, but if we're starving, can't pay rent and have no outlooks - will hell even a job at TSA looks better than nothing.

Posted by Marc Canter at February 18, 2011 09:35 AM