Sunday, December 9, 2012

Daily Thoughts 12/9/2012

Old Peasant Reading, Jean-Jacques Monanteuil, circa 1850

Daily Thoughts 12/09/2012

This afternoon, I read some more of Management Basics for Information Professionals.  The authors are writing about delegation and authority.  I find the section on delegation especially interesting.

I also started reading The Signal and the Noise Why So Many Predictions Fail but Some Don't by Nate Silver.  Nate Silver predicted Obama would win the election and who would win all of the senate races during the last United States election.  He starts by writing about the explosion of information starting with Gutenberg and then advancing to computers.  He mentions big data at the end of the first chapter.  This reminds me that I should probably go to a second New York City Business Data Meetup.
I have a bit of familiarity with Infochimps one of the presenters, they have a data marketplace

There is another meetup which has caught my attention:  NY Times VP of Technology Brad Kagawa on Building the Times' Custom CMS.  It looks very interesting.

I took a break yesterday to think and relax.

I spent a few minutes looking at the Westchester Library System blog today.

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