Metadata continues to get a bad rap for its participation in the NSA situation and other covert operations. We continue to lift up the benefits of metadata here, specifically how it acts as breadcrumbs to find your data fast and completely, when indexed against a strong, standards-based taxonomy. And we will continue to do so.

But if you will indulge me in a little tongue-in-cheek humor, a recent post about how metadata could have been used in the Revolutionary War made me smile. I like to share things that make me smile.

This interesting topic was inspired by the article, “How the Brits could have used metadata to stop Paul Revere,” found on America Blog.

Melody K. Smith

Sponsored by Data Harmony, a unit of Access Innovations, the world leader in indexing and making content findable.