Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Data capture and analysis

Books 2 Byte
They've Got Your Number
Stephen Baker

Three myths in the Numerati discussion

The first of the three enduring myths in the Numerati discussion is that the world is divided between word people and number people, says Stephen Baker in They've Got Your Number. Mathematicians and computer scientists, in fact, speak words, he finds. “The key difference between the Numerati and the rest of us lies in the toolbox they carry. It contains sets of mathematical formulas and drawers full of algorithms that mankind has been building for thousands of years.”


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