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Information generation : how data rule our world

Author: D J Hand
Publisher: Oxford : OneWorld Publications, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Conference publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Information Generation is the story of the role that numbers and data play in our lives, and the myriad ways this information can be used and abused. Covering marketing surveys, credit card fraud, and the importance of decimal points in numbers involved with space exploration, David Hand's account provides insight into one of the most overlooked and important concepts in human society."--Jacket.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Computer network resources
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Hand, D.J.
Information generation.
Oxford : Oneworld, 2007
(OCoLC)64747442
Material Type: Conference publication, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: D J Hand
ISBN: 9781435686335 1435686330
OCLC Number: 567836993
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (x, 246 pages) : illustrations
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Let there be light --
The origins of data --
A lever to move the world --
Big brother's eyes --
Modern data science --
In data we trust --
Deception and dishonesty with data.
Responsibility: David J. Hand.

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