Last month, I took a deep dive into the supply-side economics of metadata. While the supply of metadata is important, the demand or usage of the information is an imperative for long-term success. Ideally, you would have both a solid demand and supply, but if you had to choose between one or the other, take the demand. Demand is much harder to create, develop and sustain over an extended period of time.Figure 1 presents the supply model from last month as well as this month's demand model.

Figure 1: Supply Function, Demand Function and the Equilibrium Point

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