Originally posted on Om Malik:
Wired recently published an opinion piece by Nassim N. Taleb, well known for writing books such as The Black Swan and Anti-Fragile.
I am not saying here that there is no information in big data. There is plenty of information. The problem — the central issue — is that the needle comes in an increasingly larger haystack.
It reminded me of a conversation I had with the best selling author and thinker, about a year ago. Having just published Anti-Fragile, Mr. Taleb and I ended up talking about data and it’s growing influence.
This being a rainy weekend, I ended up looking into my old notebooks and found some disjointed bits from that conversation. This particular one stood out, for no apparent reason — though at the time I must have thought these pronouncements were important, and thus needed to be scribbled down in my notebook. (I am not…
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