If for some reason my Twitter feed had failed to alert you to my extreme nerdiness, this story should do the trick. Featuring TI calculators, #rstats, p-values and a cameo appearance from my sourdough starter.
"At the end of the day, data isn’t the story; people are the story." Why, for all my love of data and code, my landline phone is still the most important piece of tech I use
According to our economics reporter, the most important piece of technology on his desk is his landline telephone, as the best stories emerge from talking to people, whether they are experts or just ordinary people affected by the issues we write about.
Our economics reporter writes that some people have the idea that “data journalism” means staring at spreadsheets until a story appears, but in the real world that almost never happens. At the end of the day, data isn’t the story; people are the story.
"At the end of the day, data isn’t the story; people are the story."
"At the end of the day, data isn’t the story; people are the story."