MSFT killed the Kin. Good riddance. I feel bad for the product teams behind them - you know that there was just tons of market research which showed there was a market for this wonderful phone.

I have an unhealthy paranoia about data - data can be manipulated and read in any way you want. A few years back, I remember talking to a grad student who focused on statistics - his responsibilties were to take the data from other graduate students and do a deep analysis of the data.

I had always been curious about the "flexibility" of data and pressed him about easy it was to manipulate conclusions. His comment? "Yeah, I can pretty much twist the data to support what you want within reason."

That's not to say there isn't a place for data - the world is moving more towards an analytically-driven one... but just be careful about that person who comes waving absolute truths in the form of data.

Posted by roy on June 30, 2010 at 09:52 PM in Ramblings | Add a comment

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