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Peter Wang

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Python for data & science; Cofounder, CEO AnacondaInc, creator of Anaconda, PyData, Bokeh, Datashader. Former physicist. A student of the human condition
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Otaku
Japan’s Database Animals
Hiroki Azuma - Mar 25, 2009 (first published in 2001)
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In Japan, obsessive adult fans and collectors of manga and anime are known as otaku. Hiroki Azuma's 'Otaku' offers a critical, philosophical, and historical inquiry into the characteristics and consequences of this consumer subculture....
Peter Wang
Sep 17, 2020
@hugobowne @zephoria We just have to look at Japan as a microcosm of what can go wrong. (See the book “Otaku: Japan’s Database Animals.) I agree with the author of this piece, that the tech is not neutral:      source
The Formula
The Universal Laws of Success
Albert-László Barabási - Nov 06, 2018
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In this pioneering examination of the scientific principles behind success, a leading researcher reveals the surprising ways in which we can turn achievement into success.Too often, accomplishment does not equate to success. We did the work but didn't get the promotion; we played hard but weren't recognized; we had the idea but didn't get the credi...
Peter Wang
Jul 18, 2019
@amcasari @hmason @math_rachel @AnimaAnandkumar @mathbabedotorg @devonzuegel But there are so many different types of centrality ( FWIW @barabasi & colleagues have done a great study of holistic influence in networks, resulting in a great book ("The Formula").      source
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