Friday, July 31, 2009

Jeff Jonas - Data Finds Data

Jeff Jonas has just linked to a chapter he and Lisa Sokol have written for a new O'Reilly book Beautiful Data: The Stories Behind Elegant Data Solutions.

His chapter is called Data Finds Data and is well worth a read.

It reflects his approach that data and queries should be combined and both considered content. E.g. if I did a search yesterday for “stuff” and found nothing & today some info on stuff arrives, then yesterday’s query is actually ‘content’, and today’s data should be a query that finds yesterdays search (mind-boggling recursion-like magic happens here).

I met Jeff when he was in town a while ago. He is passionate and enthuisatic about data anaysis and discovery - and his ideas are worth exploring.

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