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I have written recently on how I think work will change in future. Production costs for goods and services will decline significantly as work is automated but there will be an enormous dislocation in the jobs market with millions of jobs being automated out of existence and other jobs will change as automated assistants are […]

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Crap numbers

I wrote in my last post in this blog about meaningless and misleading infographics where visual presentation of data is used but the conclusions drawn from these presentations are either misleading or vacuous. However, these infographics are simply a manifestation of a wider phenomenon – that of crap numbers. Crap numbers are numbers that are […]

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I have worked for a long time in complex systems engineering and a universal truth is that there is a simple solution to every complex problem. And it is always wrong. The same applies, I think, to apparently attractive infographics that claim to present complex data sets in a way that’s easy to understand. This […]

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