Marginalia

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Upcoming events in support of the "How To Make The World Add Up" book tour. Saturday 5th September, 7,10pm BST The Data Detectives - a session with FT data visualisation wizard, John Burn-Murdoch, at the FT Weekend Festival online. Monday 7th September, 2.35pm BST -...

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Book of the Week 24 – Dark Data by David Hand

What is Dark Data? Consider the example of the 1986 Challenger shuttle disaster. Should the shuttle launch, despite fears that low temperatures might weaken the "o-ring" seals? A graph of seven previous occasions when the o-rings had been stressed showed no...

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