Skipping to the end – the answer is I don’t know – but I think it’s worth considering!
The University of Manchester, in partnership with the IET, BCS and IBM, hosted Professor Professor Knuth as the 7th annual Turing Lecture speaker.
It was hot a year or so ago but in reality I never saw the point, it seemed obvious or as though Computer Scientists wanted to cling to this all encompassing concept – think the Web Science ‘Flower’ – to justify our interdisciplinary existence.
Seems to me like the new work in information management is social aggregation. It also seems like that thorny problem of information overload is now being applied to social networks as the number of presences an individual has increase to un-manageability.