Re: Washing our hands of responsibility for correct interpretation of data?
You're on fire, Doug!
Project Elastic speaks less to a goal of pushing Excel off the hill (won't happen; Tableau execs told me that isn't reasonable--at all) but rather a way to get their concept of self-service data visualization out into the world and have many more people experience it.
This points to an even bigger idea, expressed here and there at the Tableau user conference in Seattle, that the corporate BI team may not be the best place for analytics to take place per se. Pushing this function out and down is an interesting philosophy, which some big companies (story forthcoming, if IWK wants one) are experimenting with.