Nobody would’ve predicted that probability expert Nate Silver is leaving The New York Times for ESPN. It’s no question that Silver had a particular influence on young blog-following, non-newspaper readers interested in politics. His presence in the 2012 election was, for many, a game changer. So why is he leaving? The New York Times blog speculates.
Nate Silver's interview with Fresh Air for his book The Signal And The Noise looks at prediction and data in the internet age:
Sometimes, there’s a tendency to take the result, the poll that is most out of line with the consensus because it tells the most dramatic headline…so I do urge caution about becoming attached or overly despondent about any one polling result.
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