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L'invisible omniprésence de l'analyse de données [vendredi 24 juillet 2009 - 14:00] Sciences Super crunchers. Why thinking-by-numbers is the new way to be smart Éditeur : Bantam Books
"The Oxford University Press VSI series has now surpassed 300 volumes, making it to non-fiction what Penguin Books have always been for literature." - Jim Cullen, History News Network
I have been utterly and completely turned off reading fiction. I'm not sure why, but I just don't wanna.
Rankings are an inherently dangerous business. Whether offering a hierarchy of countries, cities, or colleges, any such list -- at least any such list worth compiling -- is likely to generate a fair amount of debate. In the last issue, when we asked readers to vote for their picks of the world’s top public intellectuals, we imagined many people would want to make their opinions known.
Christopher Hitchens, along with Robert Hughes and Spy magazine's Michèle Bennett, first started me imagining that I would like someday to be a journalist and critic. These jaundiced observers of the follies of the late 1980s and early 1990s had in common an elegant style of attack, and a positive relish in the peppering, roasting, carving and dishing up of sacred cows.