“The magic is finding questions”

Earlier this week I had a presentation where I said almost the same thing as this image illustrates. This is excellent as a summary of how big data changed everything. And why I said in my post on Sunday:

But if you want to explore other features, or you want to build on this work yourself, you need to turn to the databases. The real magic happens there now–not in the papers.

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EDIT: And Jennifer just gave me this: The United States of Big Data

Gordon says that’s welcome news. “It’s not the data alone, but analytics–and people trained to use them–that generate real value from big data.”