Why Didn't the Data Geeks Predict Eric Cantor's Defeat?
June 10, 2014
Nate Silver and his ilk were as surprised by the Tea Party upset as the rest of us.
What makes the new, data-heavy advertising so cunning is that it creates the illusion that we're still making autonomous choices
Some ophthalmologists in South Florida aren't happy about this. The rest of us should be.
Who Takes MOOCs?
January 04, 2014
Surprising new data on what's supposed to be the future of higher ed
Exclusive: The Obamacare Error Rate Has Fallen Dramatically
December 06, 2013
The latest health-care freak-out is overblown: The problems were fixable—and are getting fixed.
Ed Markey May Finally Have Found His Calling
September 13, 2013
In 2007, then-Congressman Edward Markey couldn't make it to Bali, Indonesia to speak at a conference on climate change, so he created an avatar on Second Life to deliver his remarks instead.
What Big Data Will Never Explain
March 26, 2013
Against the messianic conception of data—Big Data.
Is Healthcare.gov Really Working Now? Sorta
December 02, 2012
In the weeks leading up to October 1, Obama Administration officials predicted that healthcare.gov would be functional but glitchy. It didn't happen then but it appears to be happening now.