Wednesday, July 27, 2011

More Data Cake, Please! (

I would change "data" to "information" and "information" to "intelligence" but other than that, I like this cake!

(Hat tip to Nimalan Paul for the link)

data cake
Image by EpicGraphic


dchido said...

Is this the cover for the "Analyst's Cookbook Vol 2?"

Anonymous said...

Is the product of the intelligence process knowledge?

Brian Ballsun-Stanton said...

For what it's worth, I just completed my dissertation exploring the philosophy of data (and how different people understand the nature of data differently.) And I cover a number of different hierarchies of data, information, and knowledge.

This image makes me twitch. :)

Kristan J. Wheaton said...


I took a look at the first couple of pages and the abstract of your dissertation and I agree it looks interesting. I look forward to reading it.


I think the product of the intelligence process is intelligence (or, if you prefer, at the high end of it, an estimate).

You raise a good point, though. What should we call it once intelligence is consumed? What adjective describes the condition we hope to find the decisionmaker in once he/she has eaten the product of the intelligence process? Knowledgeable? Enlightened?