About

Proximities is a blog of data-themed essays, stories and studies – about people trying to ask good questions, process relevant data from the world around them,  and arrive at good answers.

Speaking of questions and answers, here are a few about the blog:

  • Proximities?   It’s like my corporate name (“Proximate”), and I thought it wouldn’t constrain me much.
  • Who is your audience?   Anyone with an interest, I hope.  Technically detailed stuff will be confined to case studies.
  • Are you adhering to convention?   Adhering to personal experience is more like it. I like a great deal of current practice, but not all.
  • About the stories – did that really happen?  In essence, yes.  Of course, pristine historical accuracy isn’t the right thing, the relevant thing, or usually the most entertaining thing.   I’ve read James Herriot.

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Dumont Jones (in the red shirt) has been a software and data consultant since 1993. www.linkedin.com/in/dumontmjones