Nate Silver And The Age of Data Journalism

A few days ago, the new version of Nate Silver’s FiveThirtyEight went live, backed by ESPN. According to Silver’s observations, explained in his site’s manifesto, the market is ripe for a data-oriented journalism. I totally agree. A day doesn’t go by in which I hear or read an argument that painfully drags along because of… Continue reading Nate Silver And The Age of Data Journalism

Moneyballing criminal justice

One of the problems of justice systems everywhere is that they depend on subjectivity and have near zero data-mining expertise. Because of that, tons of money are wasted in keeping low-risk offenders in jail. As the attorney general for New Jersey, Anne Milgram changed the panorama of her state’s criminal justice system. By applying statistics… Continue reading Moneyballing criminal justice

Full of Interesting Strangers | Michael Loop

@rands writes a wonderful recap of what’s right and what’s wrong with conference badges and gives some insightful advise on proper conference badge design: A Badge Connects You to the People. The badge achieves this by providing as much social connection with as little social friction as possible. A well-designed badge provides useful at-a-glance information.… Continue reading Full of Interesting Strangers | Michael Loop

Who touched base in my thought shower? | Steven Poole

Who touched base in my thought shower is a book by Steven Poole (who writes the on Reading it, I was often reminded of the┬áBill Lumbergh character in Office Space: Only after working in very politicized organizations, I realized that there were people who constantly spoke like that. All day long. Saying things like: Sunset… Continue reading Who touched base in my thought shower? | Steven Poole

Pencil

This is magical. In case you’re wondering, the app they’re using is Paper.

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