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  •  and imagine what it's like... (6+ / 0-)

    ...to be 62, with a white beard, knowing nothing about web analytics or "Big Data", never having worked for a for-profit company.

    To me, "data analysis" requires skepticism and null hypotheses; it includes the knowledge of what not to apply particular statistical tests to, and it understands that association is not equivalent to causation. None of those characteristics, it seems, are part of contemporary "data analysis".

    Labor is prior to, and independent of, capital. Capital is only the fruit of labor, and could never have existed if labor had not first existed. Labor is the superior of capital, and deserves much the higher consideration. -- K.Marx A.Lincoln

    by N in Seattle on Fri Jan 25, 2013 at 06:51:38 PM PST

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