I don't eat as many of them as I used to but I never grow tired of donuts. I brought a few dozen munchkins into a Python workshop I was attending in Midtown and although originally waved off as too indulgent--eventually everyone grabbed a donut--or two.
Donuts. Is there anything they can't do?--Matt Groening
Is it just me or does this mirror data strategy in general? Once thought to be the domain of IT folks or computer science--now we are all empowered to take a nibble.
The last few public experiences I have had were with women audiences. A powerful discussion with Angela Saini, about her latest book Superior the return of race science was sponsored by 500 Women Scientists NYC, the recent Women in Tech Summit, and next year's Fifth Annual Women’s Economic Development Network Leadership Forum VISION 2025: Tools for the Future.
The energy in these gatherings is tremendous. I think this might be my preferred method of communicating about data although I have an active archive of print articles (and these blog posts) that I access on a regular basis. There is something intoxicating about having conversations about data--that people don't want to be having.
I am talking to you personalized medicine.
It isn't just about the cells--its about the society.
I bristle when I hear the term "innovation" attributed to pharmacology and solutions for complex diseases. True innovation would be paying attention to the upstream causes of the rise of disease chronicity and inevitability.
Point research dollars toward understanding how our environments influence disease instead of beating investors into a venture fund froth at the idea of expanding markets. Those markets and data points are actually people.