Month: February, 2011

Strata 2011

The siren song of “Big Data” lured me to Santa Clara last week for the first O’Reilly Strata conference.  I’m finishing a physics PhD, and I was curious what possibilities might await someone with my background[1].  The atmosphere was exciting: there was a feeling of great potential.  Here are some of my impressions.  (Other perspectives […]

I am a part of all that I have met

No man is an Iland, intire of it selfe; every man is a peece of the Continent, a part of the maine; if a Clod bee washed away by the Sea, Europe is the lesse, as well as if a Promontorie were, as well as if a Mannor of thy friends or of thine owne […]