A little over two years ago, I wrote forth with righteous fury about the marketing “people” who were taking a genuine new approach to looking at data and “market-ifying” it by creating bullshit neologisms like “data scientist” or “big data specialist”. I’m still calling bullshit. Not that this would surprise anyone but those that are [...] Read more – ‘Jules Winnfield Is Not A Data Scientist’.
So this is a repost of a piece that I wrote in anger about 20 or so months ago. Sadly little has changed and the world is still blindly marching towards the cliff of big data. I hope you enjoy reading about my hatred of shitty tech-marketing as much as I enjoyed drinking the alcohol [...] Read more – ‘“Big Data” …. A Rant’.
mantra |ˈmantrə, ˈmän-| noun (originally in Hinduism and Buddhism) a word or sound repeated to aid concentration in meditation. • a Vedic hymn. • a statement or slogan repeated frequently • something people repeat all the fucking time without caring if it’s true. Mantras are all the rage these days. Here in the valley it [...] Read more – ‘Don’t Learn to Code’.