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Information Generation: How Data Rules Our World
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 185168445X, Hardcover)Information Generation is the story of the seminal role data plays in our lives and explains how the advance of our civilization has come hand in hand with our ability to collect and interpret data. Starting with occasional scratching on cave walls, eminent statistician David J. Hand guides us right up to the modern era where society is completely dependent on an abundance of data systems for its very survival.
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"Information Generation is the story of the role that numbers and data play in our lives, and the myriad ways this information can be used and abused. Covering marketing surveys, credit card fraud, and the importance of decimal points in numbers involved with space exploration, David Hand's account provides insight into one of the most overlooked and important concepts in human society."--BOOK JACKET.
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