Bad Monitoring

There’s monitoring and then there is monitoring…. Dashboards have become very popular tools for monitoring and measuring all kinds of activities. Based on the metaphor of the car dashboard, these dashboards are supposed to give you the information that you need at a glance. The flawed assumption is that dashboards Read more…

Information Theory in Practice

Information theory is about as arcane as the word arcane. Information theory is not so much about content, but more about how information is transmitted and received. It is also about the efficiency of that transmission. In one definition, information theory is about how many bits are needed to move Read more…