Five Haiku for the Data Hacking Newsroom

With thanks to Adam Marcus (@marcua)

1. Data hackers should be reporters sometimes

Data hackers should

Be reporters sometimes.

It’s very humbling.

2. Make friends with IT. 

With IT make friends

Understand what they want

Get new laptop first

3 Reuse, workflow, provenance

Build general tools. 

Know where your data comes from.

Hack your workflow now. 

4.  The Update Pipeline 

You need a reason

To share. So do reporters. 

So give them one, fool.  

5. Do not guess. Count. 

Do not guess; count it

And if you cannot count it

Say you are guessing.

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