I Love Data

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As a DBA, we're kind of like cooks. We don't eat all the food we cook, so to speak. We make data available to others more than we use it ourselves.

But I do love the way data can be used to find things out. I was reading a news article this morning that just lays out some data, and it has some surprising (to me, anyway) results. It talks about nature-related deaths - where they happen, and what their causes are.

The point is that data makes things clear - and it's interesting to me that a set of abstract numbers combined with text explains physical attributes in our world. And when we read this data, we change our perceptions and actions - that's the power of data, and the DBA. Take a peek at the article and tell me what you think...

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/28268989/

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