“One story element that should be of great interest to us all here at E2 is the “Nodal Data Streams” that Laney surfs in “Idoru” and “All Tommorrows Parties”. The theory is that as raw data accumulates, it naturally gravitates to certain topics and information ‘nodes’. If one has the skill it is possible to sift valuable information from immense amounts of data once these nodal points are recognised! Sound familiar to any E-2 noders?”
I would sift though raw data “nodal points” with a filter for the most plausable with what Persig called the agreement of the Subjective and
Objective for “what is good”.