Nate Silver's "The Signal and the Noise" on publishing and Big Data
Silver has interesting things to say about Big Data, for instance. While some have been focused on the mechanics of Big Data — building the infrastructure, for instance — Silver has the practitioner’s pragmatism. His concern is that we may be seduced into thinking that more data is the same as better data or the right data:
". . . our predictions may be more prone to failure in the era of Big Data."