circa 1980. "And we concluded that one excellent way to protect people was to collect less information about them."


the point here is not to praise IBM, but that there was a recognition of fundamentals about privacy almost 40 years ago that is just now "waking up to". The understanding that data is a toxic asset, and that only information that's essential should be collected, is on display here. At least in marketing... from the biggest tech company of the day.

@diggity @niconiconi
Is it possible that they just didn't realize the value of data, or the benefit of not having that much data outweighed having it back then? I think ML algorithm wasn't that thirsty for data and now people just throw as much data as possible to some nerual networks…
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