Category Archives: Quotes

Data is Eating the World Quotable Quotes

“The power to predict the future is about to emerge. The amount of data will grow by a million times over the next 30 years”—Masayoshi Son, CEO, SoftBank Group @masason “As a FedEx employee in 1996, I was in the … Continue reading

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Byte Counter Byte: Human vs. Machine Judgment

Here’s a simple rule for the second machine age we’re in now: as the amount of data goes up, the importance of human judgment should go down… The practical conclusion is that we should turn many of our decisions, predictions, diagnoses, … Continue reading

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Gartner’s Dave Aron’s Poems on the Digital Zeitgeist

Dave Aron writes: I would like to suggest a new form of digital poem – the denshi. (電詩). Haiku are 17 syllable poems, structured in a 5-7-5 syllable format, that tend to be about nature and the seasons, and are … Continue reading

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Big Data Observations: Definitions, Definitions

“…there’s lots of focus on the ‘big’ aspect of data. It sometimes gives us the image of truckloads of data being heaped upon existing truckloads somewhere up in the cloud, creating a virtual mountain so immense it makes Everest look … Continue reading

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From the Great Minds Think Alike Files: On Big Data Effectiveness

“More data does not necessarily mean better information… Of course, we need organizations like the CIA, the NSA, the NRO and all the rest. Intelligence is a vital component of national security, and can be invaluable in both wartime and peacetime. … Continue reading

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Big Data Observations: Can We Escape?

“Our time is increasingly occupied by data, and that data is increasingly trivial”–Andre Mouton “Is it even possible to keep sensitive data out of corporations or government hands? There’s a reason old-fashioned devices like typewriters are now being used by … Continue reading

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Big Data Observations: The Science of Asking Questions

“I am a firm believer that without speculation there is no good and original observation”—Charles Darwin “It is the theory that determines what we can observe”—Albert Einstein “I suspect, however, like as it is happening in many academic fields, the … Continue reading

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