Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Data (7/19)

I am on a two-week vacation, driving cross-country with my wife to spend time with family in Seattle. In my absence, I have dug into the archives and pulled up some reruns for you. Though what I most suggest is that you check out the blogroll on the right side of the page. There are some outstanding bloggers, and if there are some folks you've never sampled, there's no day like today.

The unending search for a better way to mine data.

Why the Standards Can't Be Uncoupled

What if the standards aren't really standards at all, but are really data tags.

Meet Knewton

The data-crunching wing of Pearson wants to tell you what to eat for breakfast.

Pearson's Vision for the World

Nobody loves data like Pearson loves data

Backpacks for Clueless Parents

More data, because parents are just so flippin' clueless

There are so many reasons to be opposed to the business of mining and crunching data. We like to rail about how the data miners are oppressive and Big Brothery and overreaching. But there's another point worth making about our Data Overlords:

Data miners are not very good at their job.

1 comment:

  1. I really like how you're categorizing these posts from the archives. Thanks, Peter.