©IDG Communications, Inc. Photo contributed by Matthew Mikaelian.
Here’s a great joke:
Q: You know the plural of “anecdote”?
We all need to be extra careful about the use, abuse, and effuse data. I imagine that 30 years ago data was not nearly so much of a problem. Conducting a survey or performing any real quantitative analysis took time, money, and expertise. There were not nearly as many numbers flying around as there are today. It was hard to count stuff!