“It is by going down into the abyss that we recover the treasures of life. Where you stumble, there lies your treasure.”
“Not everything that can be counted counts and not everything that counts can be counted.”
—William Bruce Cameron1
Sometimes—in truth, always—one has to trust life in the process of living itself. The unfolding of what needs to be, at precisely the right time and place. And so it was with this book. It has been over four years in gestation, more than twice as long as the pregnancy of an elephant. And also a period during which the yellow, Hadoop specimen has been trampling the world of information.
The outline of my story has been clear from the moment of conception, in a white paper I published ...