So now everyone suddenly has to learn what metadata is, after it turns out that NSA was collecting it. There is so much written in the papers about data and metadata that it almost becomes patadata.
If we follow the logic of pataphysics, which is to metaphysics what metaphysics is to physics, then patadata should be to metadata what metadata is to data. In this case this would mean data about what data NSA collects about the data we generate.
Any thoughts on this?