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Big Data
Author: Timandra Harkness

ISBN: 9781472935830
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 304
Published: 27 July 2016
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 13.5 x 2.4
Description:
What is Big Data, and why should you care? This book tells you everything you need to know (and plenty of stuff you don't)

Big data knows where you've been and who your friends are. It knows what you like and what makes you angry. It can predict what you'll buy, where you'll be the victim of crime and when you'll have a heart attack. Big data knows you better than you know yourself, or so it claims.

But how well do you know big data?

You've probably seen the phrase in newspaper headlines, at work in a marketing meeting, or on a fitness-tracking gadget. But can you understand it without being a Silicon Valley nerd who writes computer programs for fun?

Yes. Yes, you can.

Timandra Harkness writes comedy, not computer code. The only programmes she makes are on the radio. If you can read a newspaper you can read this book.

Starting with the basics - what IS data? And what makes it big? - Timandra takes you on a whirlwind tour of how people are using big data today: from science to smart cities, business to politics, self-quantification to the...

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