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A thought on”What the Fox Knows”

A thought on”What the Fox Knows”:

All of this takes time. That’s why we’ve elected to sacrifice something else as opposed to accuracy or accessibility. The sacrifice is speed — we’re rarely going to be the first organization to break news or to comment on a story.

This is an interesting choice. I think our ability to make a rapid but rough call on data can often give you 80% of the picture — which makes me question how often that extra 20% of insight is worth the delay.

I like data but I remain healthily suspicious of its fetishisation as more become possible with it.

A thought on”What the Fox Knows”:

All of this takes time. That’s why we’ve elected to sacrifice something else as opposed to accuracy or accessibility. The sacrifice is speed — we’re rarely going to be the first organization to break news or to comment on a story.

This is an interesting choice. I think our ability to make a rapid but rough call on data can often give you 80% of the picture — which makes me question how often that extra 20% of insight is worth the delay.

I like data but I remain healthily suspicious of its fetishisation as more become possible with it.

By Max Tatton-Brown

Max Tatton-Brown is founder and MD of Augur, and has written for publications including the Guardian, Sifted and TechCrunch.

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