1. Where Technical Debates Become Religious How do you know when Meta Data become real Data? The answer is the same as asking: How do you know when an Electron will change state? By observing it.
Slashdot vs, the NSA and Meta Data has yet another community mash-up regarding Meta Data. As always, "Tin Foil Hat" conspiracies abound--but in this case justifiably.
From a Philosophical point of view--namely Epistemology, (even Memetics), for that matter, the International Community has completely failed to "Grok" the idea that "Meta" is a completely relative term.
When any scientific debate is abruptly thrown into the context of the Politics or Theology, the entire planet seems to devolve into manipulati…