Sunsetting the Gibson Index
"[Case] also saw a certain sense in the notion that burgeoning technologies require outlaw zones, that Night City wasn't there for its inhabitants, but as a deliberately unsupervised playground for technology itself. "
— William Gibson (Neuromancer)
Last month, I shut down the Gibson Index project. I hope one day to resurrect it in a new form and with renewed purpose, but this first version of it did not garner the traction necessary to keep me engaged.
Manually compiling data on increasingly commonplace cyber attacks was a lot of work, and tacking on an arbitrary rating to each one provided little to no overall value. Instead, I am hoping to free up time for my litany of other projects, including one that automatically compiles data on restaurant inspections (and tacks on an arbitrary rating - but using an algorithm, instead).
Thanks for reading. Now back to your regularly scheduled programming.
Published: July 15, 2015
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