Deep in the data mines

Posted by on Jan 12, 2009 in Uncategorized | No Comments

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pic c/o jeromeprophet

Nice post by Seth about how

"We don't have a knowledge shortage. Far from it"

All too often we fall for the old Information = Knowledge Fallacy

Sure we can always sweat the data a bit more than we do but frankly the answer is to be found neither "in the data" (hence the mining metaphor) nor in the analysis itself; but rather as Seth observes, the trick is bothering to do something and seeing what happens.

Anyway the data mines are dark and dangerous place that no young person should be sent to…