Good morning and welcome to everyone who’s just arrived from Normblog! Do come right in, and make yourself at home. There are still seats up here near the front, and also over there by the poets. (We apologize for the peanut shells some of the Beat poets left on the floor over there.)
Feel free to engage in an argument with us, especially regarding decision-theory or forecasting or even prophecy. Although professionally we are interested in market planning and marketing strategy, we also have a special interest in that hard-proving ground for data gathering, inference and complex reasoning, intelligence. Indeed, some of our heroes worked in that arena, as well in politics and telecommunications and project management. Eventually, though, even heroes become history.
What’s that? Oh, our tagline? It’s from the opening of The Scalp Hunters: A Romance of Northern Mexico, by Captain Mayne Reid, published in 1860, and one of the young Teddy Roosevelt’s favourite books:
Unroll the world’s map, and look upon the great northern continent of America. Away to the wild west, away toward the setting sun, away beyond many a far meridian, let your eyes wander. Rest them where golden rivers rise among peaks that carry the eternal snow. Rest
So, browse around, stay as long as you wish, and do visit with us again when you have a free mo’.
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