Date: Sat, 19 Nov 1994 18:19:25 -0500
From: AAllan[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]AOL.COM
*metadata* is a computer term meaning 'data about data'
- so I was informed by Trish Porth of Mitre (?), who phoned to ask for
information on the origin and early (pre-1980?) history of the word. She said
it was supposedly first used by mapmakers.
Ever heard of it? Does anyone have an early citation?
Thanks - Allan Metcalf AAllan[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]aol.com