Hang out for a few days at an industry event and you’re doused in trends, hearsay, and preoccupations. It permeates your mind. Acquired phrases come out of your mouth, the hotel food starts tasting good, and at night your dreams may tell you more than you want to know about hot topics.
Sometimes, I just have to get away. The easiest way at the recent TDWI conference in Las Vegas was down the long hallway toward the casino. Among the rooms named for murdered emperors, the “Justin II” was wide open with a noisy crowd of TDWI-badged guys inside.
I stood in the doorway to listen.… Read the rest “Talking, talking, talking about big data”