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  • Jez shared from Facts are Sacred: The power of data (Guardian Shorts Book 1) by Simon Rogers
    It has even worked out that iPhone users are more sexually active than either BlackBerry or Android owners.
    Note: Interesting snippet of data from dating site OKCupid...
  • Jez shared from Facts are Sacred: The power of data (Guardian Shorts Book 1) by Simon Rogers
    Only two years ago, when we launched the Datablog, all this was new. People still asked if getting stories from data was really journalism and not everyone had seen the godfather of data journalism Adrian Holovaty’s riposte. It goes like this: “Is data journalism? Is it journalism to publish a raw database? Here, at last, is the definitive, two-part answer: 1. Who cares? 2. I hope my competitors waste their time arguing about this for as long as possible.”
    Note: Is data journalism? A quote from Adrian Holovaty.
  • Jez shared from Breakfast With Socrates: The philosophy of everyday life by Robert Rowland Smith
    AS WE KNOW, humour doesn’t always travel: what makes the Russian roar with laughter leaves the Somali stony-faced, and vice versa. But some jokes manage to vault over national boundaries. A man calls the doctor: ‘Doctor, what should I do? My friend just keeled over and died!’ ‘The first thing is to make sure he’s definitely dead.’ ‘OK, hold on …’ A gunshot sounds. ‘Now what?’
    Note: Apparently the world's most universally funny joke.
  • Jez shared from The Nature of Technology: What It Is and How It Evolves by W. Brian Arthur
    in its essence, technology is a programming of nature.
    Note: W. Brian Arthur on technology.
  • Jez shared from So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish (Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy) by Douglas Adams
    ‘This is an important announcement. This is flight 121 to Los Angeles. If your travel plans today do not include Los Angeles, now would be the perfect time to disembark.’
    Note: Travel advice from Douglas Adams