12. The Big Little Data Game

“You’re gonna need a bigger boat.”


Among my fondest childhood memories is reading in the attic of my parents’ home. Getting to my reading place was an adventure. I would tug at light cords and squeeze between overstuffed storage containers to find my way to a special box of books my father collected over the years. These were the Big Little Books®, a creation of the Whitman Publishing Company of Racine, Wisconsin. A contradiction unto themselves, the books were big because they were thick. They were also little. My favorites had images on the top right-hand corner of each page. Flipping quickly though the pages would be like watching a motion picture. I could see Tarzan ...

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