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3/16/2015
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Comic: Data-Driven Decisions

Data-driven decisions are great, but can they go too far? Is there still room for gut feelings? A comic look at the decisions we make.

After all that, he probably picks vanilla.

Brian Moore is a cartoonist and illustrator. His first brush with the world of IT was a very part-time gig applying software patches on a TRS-80 Model III. The patches were about four lines long and arrived in the mail, typed on letterhead. He has since moved on to computers ... View Full Bio
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4/1/2015 | 2:28:27 PM
Re: Data driven decisions
@Kelly22 yes, I bought it once at the request of my kids. It does  have some protein but also loads of sugar and fat.
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4/1/2015 | 2:24:23 PM
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@StaceyE yes, I'd think people today wouldn't buy into the pastries as a sound choice for nutrition. They would possibly find them acceptable as something to be eaten for pleasure rather than for a meal.
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3/31/2015 | 3:06:43 PM
Re: Data driven decisions
@Ariella Ha! I remember when Nutella came under fire more recently for promoting the same healthy-breakfast message. Delicious, sure, but there are far better breakfast options than Nutella on toast (as much as I hate to admit it).
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Ariella,
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3/17/2015 | 1:20:35 PM
Re: Data driven decisions
@Technocrati whenever I see old commercials on YouTube I find myself amazed that we took it as normal, particularly commercials in which housewives sing the praises of Hostess for keeping the family home for breakfast. That's right, a nutritious start to the day begins with a fat and sugar-loaded, artificially colored cake.
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3/17/2015 | 12:40:24 PM
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It probably ran in the 80s. I can't recall which brand it was.
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Ariella,
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3/17/2015 | 8:33:42 AM
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LOL @Whoopty Too true!
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Ariella,
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3/16/2015 | 1:48:42 PM
Re: Data driven decisions
This reminds me of an old commercial for a certain brand of paint. It showed the salesman listing all the hundreds of colors for a woman. At the end, she said, "I think I'll take a gallon of white."
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