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Data is not information, information is not knowledge, knowledge is not understanding, understanding is not wisdom.
Do countries with strong gun control laws have lower murder rates? Only if you cherry-pick the data.
Experts often possess more data than judgment.
Education is not the piling on of learning, information, data, facts, skills, or abilities - that's training or instruction - but is rather making visible what is hidden as a seed.
To write it, it took three months; to conceive it three minutes; to collect the data in it all my life.
F. Scott Fitzgerald
As a medical doctor, it is my duty to evaluate the situation with as much data as I can gather and as much expertise as I have and as much experience as I have to determine whether or not the wish of the patient is medically justified.
You can use all the quantitative data you can get, but you still have to distrust it and use your own intelligence and judgment.
It is a capital mistake to theorize before one has data.
Arthur Conan Doyle
Most executives, many scientists, and almost all business school graduates believe that if you analyze data, this will give you new ideas. Unfortunately, this belief is totally wrong. The mind can only see what it is prepared to see.
Edward de Bono
Errors using inadequate data are much less than those using no data at all.
I've seen how the issues that come across a president's desk are always the hard ones - the problems where no amount of data or numbers will get you to the right answer.
According to the Privacy Rights Center, up to 10 million Americans are victims of ID theft each year. They have a right to be notified when their most sensitive health data is stolen.
The more the data banks record about each one of us, the less we exist.
People are stunned to hear that one company has data files on 185 million Americans.
The launch of Google+ apps sends a powerful signal - the personalized web has begun. What this means is that the way information is structured and accessed will turn on the individual, or rather their personal profile which is a composite of all the data collected on the basis of what they have searched for and shared.
You could go crazy thinking of how unprivate our lives really are - the omnipresent security cameras, the tracking data on our very smart phones, the porous state of our Internet selves, the trail of electronic crumbs we leave every day.
Intuition becomes increasingly valuable in the new information society precisely because there is so much data.
Life is made up of a series of judgments on insufficient data, and if we waited to run down all our doubts, it would flow past us.
Every day, three times per second, we produce the equivalent of the amount of data that the Library of Congress has in its entire print collection, right? But most of it is like cat videos on YouTube or 13-year-olds exchanging text messages about the next Twilight movie.
Fudging the data in any way whatsoever is quite literally a sin against the holy ghost of science. I'm not religious, but I put it that way because I feel so strongly. It's the one thing you do not ever do. You've got to have standards.
I would only have been too pleased if someone had asked me for my data. If you really believed in your data, you wouldn't mind someone looking at it. You should be able to respond that if you don't believe me go out and do the measurements yourself.
Whole communities are growing up without fathers or male role models. Bringing up a family in the best of circumstances is not easy. To try to do it by placing the entire burden on women - 91% of single-parent families in Britain are headed by the mother, according to census data - is practically absurd and morally indefensible.
In baseball you have terrific data and you can be a lot more creative with it.
I was looking for something like baseball, where there's a lot of data and the competition was pretty low. That's when I discovered politics.
If you're keeping yourself in the bubble and only looking at your own data or only watching the TV that fits your agenda then it gets boring.
When human judgment and big data intersect there are some funny things that happen.
On average, people should be more skeptical when they see numbers. They should be more willing to play around with the data themselves.
The fact that radio is so hopeless at delivering data makes it an uncluttered medium, offering the basic story without the detailed trappings. But it does mean that if data is important, radio is probably not your place.
Data is a precious thing and will last longer than the systems themselves.
Oracle, for example, has even hired people to dumpster dive for information about its competitor, Microsoft. It's not even illegal, because trash isn't covered by data secrecy laws.
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