I am slightly disappointed. Two problems with the book (three if you count the translation which was forcing me to re-translate in English and back to Greek):
- The book feels like an extended version of an already long paper. This becomes tiring at times.
- The book explains why traditional experts in certain (all?) fields will be replaced by statistical methods. What the book does not say, is that a new breed of experts will rise: The ones that will devise the statistical models. The untrained eye may easily believe that all it takes is a lot of data and a few keystrokes.
I wrote the above lines while reading the book and before the final chapter. Chapter 8 makes up for the above, but somehow I expected more. Maybe I do not belong to the target audience.
PS1: While reading the book, I think I discovered how the character of Ian Frost (from Turing) was named.
PS2: Going through the author’s page I came across stickK which seems to be a perfect tool to fight procrastination.