A number of folks have reacted to various blogs and talks I have recently given. I'm glad that my writing has inspired others, and I recommend reading these wonderful responses.
How refreshing to know that statisticians like Kaiser Fung are keeping an eye on what is called “reform,” but turns out to be the pet ideas or hobbies or whims of very wealthy people who know little or nothing about education.
Thanks Diane for the kind words, and the retweet!
Alberto Cairo, whose book The Functional Art I recommended, writes about a topic that he and I have discussed at length, and I agree with much of what he writes here about the "new" data journalism. He complains that much of the pieces in FiveThirtyEight, Vox, NYT Upshot, etc. are fluff. I am particularly interested in the business model questions.
Alberto is a great example of someone who tunes his "numbersense" by reading and learning from experts. He isn't someone who will program in R or write down regression equations. As I have said all along, it is possible to appreciate good (and detect bad) data analysis without having to learn all of the math.
Ellis Booker, at Data Informed, attended my keynote in Chicago, and wrote a summary of my talk. Very well-done. Thank you! Here's a chance for you to "hear" my talk without being there!
Finally, the ASA (American Statistical Association) has published a white paper on how statistics and Big Data science can work together. Here is the introduction.