Big Data Goes to the Dogs

For all the strides we have made in Big Data, there is still a lot of valuable information between the numbers.

All dressed up with no place to go.

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I'm fascinated by this graphic on dogs in Slate, which divides dog breeds into four categories: "rightly ignored," "inexplicably overrated," "overlooked treasures" and "hot dog!" Why am I fascinated? Because the graphic is taken from a new book -- sorry, an "infographic mega-tome." And I'm not sure why the author chose to use this precious space to ensure that a large percentage of dog owners will never buy his book.

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