Data is not information, Information is not knowledge, Knowledge is not understanding, Understanding is not wisdom.
Data is like garbage. You'd better know what you are going to do with it before you collect it.
We are surrounded by data, but starved for insights.
The goal is to turn data into information, and information into insight.
It is a capital mistake to theorize before one has data. Insensibly one begins to twist facts to suit theories, instead of theories to suit facts.
Experts often possess more data than judgment.
The best decision-makers are always armed with the best information and data!
Big Data is like teenage sex: everyone talks about it, nobody really knows how to do it, everyone thinks everyone else is doing it, so everyone claims they are doing it.
It's amazing how much data is out there. The question is how do we put it in a form that's usable?
Who has the data has the power.
You can have data without information, but you cannot have information without data.
Maybe stories are just data with a soul.
Data is a precious thing and will last longer than the systems themselves.
Data are becoming the new raw material of business.
If you can't explain it simply, you don't understand it well enough.
The greatest value of a picture is when it forces us to notice what we never expected to see.
[Sherlock Holmes:] The temptation to form premature theories upon insufficient data is the bane of our profession.
Data really powers everything that we do.
In the next 10 years, data science and software will do more for medicine than all of the biological sciences together.
Intuition becomes increasingly valuable in the new information society precisely because there is so much data.
All models are wrong, but some are useful.
Errors using inadequate data are much less than those using no data at all.
With data collection, 'the sooner the better' is always the best answer.
Scientists do not collect data randomly and utterly comprehensively. The data they collect are only those that they consider *relevant* to some hypothesis or theory.
Without big data, you are blind and deaf and in the middle of a freeway.
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