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How To Explain Big Data To A 5th Grader
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Brian.Dean
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Brian.Dean,
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7/4/2014 | 1:41:51 AM
Re: We all benefit from clear explanations of tech
It is truly amazing that generation Z is learning about Big Data, while they are in the 5th grade. Imagine the subjects and concepts that they will be learning about in university and then, step into the workforce.
IMjustinkern
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IMjustinkern,
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7/3/2014 | 12:45:08 PM
Re: Cool!
There are a lot of people well past 5th grade who should give this a read. Smart and cute, well done
Laurianne
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Laurianne,
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7/3/2014 | 12:44:52 PM
Re: We all benefit from clear explanations of tech
Shane, that's another sentiment voiced repeatedly in the Twitter feed re. this story. Thanks for sharing, Daria -- and thanks to all of you who shared the story.
Charlie Babcock
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Charlie Babcock,
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7/2/2014 | 4:46:41 PM
Big data captures an inflection point
Terms like "big data" and "cloud computing" capture a major chift, an inflection point, in the computing process of which they are a part. They're imprecise, because we've not yet been able to define or apply metrics to the age that has just dawned. But in this case, they both emphasis a new scale and new way of doing things. As soon as they become the standard way, the term cloud and big will go away and we'll once again refer to computing and data. Nice big data explanatoin here by Dana Hutchinson. 
Thomas Claburn
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Thomas Claburn,
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7/2/2014 | 3:42:35 PM
Re: We all benefit from clear explanations of tech
Agreed. Well-written. I just wish we could drop the term "big," which strikes me as unnecesary and imprecise.
Shane M. O'Neill
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Shane M. O'Neill,
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7/2/2014 | 2:01:25 PM
We all benefit from clear explanations of tech
You didn't just explain big data to a 5th grader -- you explained it to a 40-year-old! And I thank you. 
Laurianne
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Laurianne,
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7/2/2014 | 10:29:07 AM
Lesson learned
As someone wrote in our Twitter feed this morning re this story: "Lesson for all: If professionals talked more to children, they'd be able to communicate better to adults too."
Li Tan
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Li Tan,
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7/2/2014 | 9:20:35 AM
Cool!
I think the core essence behind this post is about how to explain the technical stuff in layman word, which is important for the prevailing of new technology. As professional IT  staff, we should have the capability to explain and decompose complex technical stuff into simple pieces. We should be able to educate others by using layman word. The author is a  really  good mother by educating her lovely daughter in an interesting and attractive way, This is really cool and we all need such kind of skill to post good blurb for fantastic  things in our mind.:-)


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