Is Nate Silver Big Data’s First Rock Star?

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Over at FT Magazine, Andrew Edgecliffe-Johnson writes that author Nate Silver has turned number-crunching into a glamour profession.

Nearly a year after publishing The Signal and the Noise, his bestseller on how human foibles make most of us poor predictors of anything from card games to climate change, Silver finds people staring at him in airports, “not because your zipper’s undone, but because they saw you on TV.”

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