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2/2/2015
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Monday Comic: Big Data Box

Find a new laugh every Monday morning.

At least if there would have been bubble wrap, it could have been fun.

Brian Moore is a cartoonist and illustrator. His first brush with the world of IT was a very part-time gig applying software patches on a TRS-80 Model III. The patches were about four lines long and arrived in the mail, typed on letterhead. He has since moved on to computers ... View Full Bio
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nasimson
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nasimson,
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5/1/2015 | 12:23:01 AM
nostalgic
I still carry a plastic case of those 5"1/4' magnetic disks that were made by IBM & Verbatim - once giants of computing.

In those days the data were BIG literally.
Ariella
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Ariella,
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3/1/2015 | 11:10:04 AM
Re: Focus on the important data
@StaceyE ah, yes, the bad old days of data transportation. Do you know that radiological labs still use discs, though? I was shocked to discover that when my pediatrician ordered an X-Ray for my son and I had to carry the disc back to the pediatrician's office. For all our talk of EHR, the systems still don't work with each other.
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2/28/2015 | 12:23:28 PM
Re: Focus on the important data
@ Ariella

" it makes me think of all those discs that used to be sent out before the days of dowloading directly from the internet."


Your statement literally made me laugh out loud. "Back in the day" I had to run reports and create three disks at the end of every day. Each day these disks were shipped by overnight delivery to our office in main. The funny thing about it was only one of the discs had data on it that was used (to confirm the days orders), the other two discs had data that they wanted to save "just in case its ever needed". I am pretty sure it never was...what a waste of money shipping all that un-needed data!
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2/9/2015 | 2:40:13 PM
Re: Focus on the important data
@Whoopty yes, it makes me think of all those discs that used to be sent out before the days of dowloading directly from the internet.
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2/3/2015 | 1:00:26 PM
Re: Focus on the important data

While some of it may be, a lot of it is junk, especially when any hard copy needs to be manually input to be of any use. 

 

@Whoopty   Agreed.   Amazing how some companies choose to function..  Many are still in the technological Dark Ages.

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2/3/2015 | 12:57:13 PM
Big Data and The Hype Machine

While I can appreciate the importance of Big Data.   It has always been around and it is nothing new. 

We have more technology to deal with it but few companies actually will.  So this cartoon is ironically near the truth. 

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Whoopty,
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2/3/2015 | 7:23:49 AM
Focus on the important data
This is a pretty apt way of looking at big data at the moment. A lot of companies have ben hoarding information for years in the hopes of it being worthwhile. While some of it may be, a lot of it is junk, especially when any hard copy needs to be manually input to be of any use. 
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