All this data and no real story

I love eye-banging the Feltron report as much as anybody, but I totally agree with this essay by Robert Krulwich that asserts that all this data doesn’t really tell us a lot:

Of course numbers and patterns tell us truths, real truths about the world and about ourselves. No doubt. But what you see, over and over, is activity. Here's what I did, did next, did after that. It's outside stuff, not inside stuff.

Worth reading in its entirety.

Am I doing it wrong?

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