The Unit Economics and Scaling of Data

  There are several paragraphs of text here, but the “tldr” is that although many systems increase in value dramatically in a superlinear manner with increasing scale, such as when there are economies of scale or network effects, we should be mindful that typically the value of data scales in a sublinear, logarithmic way.  If … Continue reading The Unit Economics and Scaling of Data

How long is an average PhD thesis?

There is a great blog post over on http://beckmw.wordpress.com/2013/04/15/how-long-is-the-average-dissertation/ looking at dissertation length.  It is definitely a standard based upon discipline, as we can see from this figure.     There is some great R code over there to show how to analyze the data from the U of Minnesota's digital storage of dissertations and create the … Continue reading How long is an average PhD thesis?