Machines don’t make the essential and important connections among data and they don’t create information. Humans do.
–Jim Stikeleather, Executive Strategist, Innovation for Dell Services
I’m a huge Freakonomics fan—the books, the blog, the podcasts. Journalist Stephen J. Dubner and award-winning economist Steven D. Levitt really do give their fans and readers “the hidden side of everything.”1
And a lot of that means analyzing the raw data in a unique and interesting ways—ways that for the longest time couldn’t be done simply because the computing power and storage capacities just ...