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Sunday, 1 June 2008

Knowledge & Statistics

I love this little clip I must have read a few years ago in a Dilbert cartoon strip:


“I used to read a lot, but I found it easier just to make it up, as I go along…”

The sentiment is just perfect.

Combine this with one of my other wisdoms:


Never quote round number statistics, such as 80% of people or 60% of this, but rather state,
78% of people or 62% of this…

It sounds and looks so much more accurate and researched, don’t you think?

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