The Best Quotes about Data

by Angela Guess

Hjalmar Gislason of DataMarket Blog recently put together a collection of the most insightful, useful, and sometimes funny quotes about data and information that he has come across over the last several years. Here are a few of the best ones:

Data are becoming the new raw material of business. -Craig Mundie, head of research and strategy, Microsoft

Data is the new oil! -Clive Humby, ANA Senior marketer’s summit, 2006

Data is the new oil? No: Data is the new soil. -David McCandless, TEDGlobal, 2010

It is a capital mistake to theorize before one has data. -Sherlock Holmes, A Study in Scarlett (Arthur Conan Doyle)

You can have data without information, but you cannot have information without data. -Daniel Keys Moran

The most valuable commodity I know of is information. -Gordon Gekko, Wall Street (1987)

Torture the data, and it will confess to anything. -Ronald Coase, Economics, Nobel Prize Laureate

Data that is loved tends to survive. -Kurt Bollacker, Data Scientist, Freebase/Infochimps

Data matures like wine, applications like fish. -Andy Todd

If we have data, let’s look at data. If all we have are opinions, let’s go with mine. -Jim Barksdale, former Netscape CEO

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  1 comment for “The Best Quotes about Data

  1. Ephraim Danford
    May 15, 2013 at 1:29 am

    i like the quates

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