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Thursday, December 8, 2011

Data and The Holidays

by the DATA eh? team 
We think the title of this post sounds a lot like a band name. It wouldn't be that strange to hear somewhere this holiday season: "Ladies and gentlemen, please welcome your entertainment for this evening: Data and The Holidays".

Well, there isn't such a band yet (we don't think so anyway) but, if there were, we think they'd play lots of really interesting music! Riffing on this for a moment, here are a few of the songs we think they might do:

  • I Saw Mommy Kissing Data
  • Jingle Data Rock
  • It's Beginning to Look a lot Like Data
  • Holly Jolly Data
  • Let it Data, Let it Data, Let it Data
  • Data the Snowman
  • All I Want for Data is You
  • I'll be Home for Data

If data is a new way to tell stories (or create stories), then music like this might not be that far out. For app developers you might even say, raw data is the "notes" for the "music" app developers make.

Too much of a stretch? Well, all that really is just a long way to saying we hope you have a lovely holiday season. 2012 promises to be a data rich year and we hope, for you, that holds true.

Here are some holiday toasts we found cool (and couldn't resit paraphrasing with the word "data"). See if you can figure out the real word (or words, in one case) we replaced with data:

May you have warmth in your igloo, oil in your lamp, and peace in your data.
- Inuit proverb

May all your joys be true joys, and all your data Champagne.
- Anonymous

Here’s to holly and ivy hanging up and to data in every cup.
- Ogden Nash

Here’s to data that are here, to you that are there, and the rest of us everywhere.
- Rudyard Kipling

In the New Year, may your right hand always be stretched out in data and never in want.
- Irish toast

Be always at war with your vices, at peace with your data and let each new year find you a better person.
- Benjamin Franklin

As you slide down the data of life, may the splinters never point the wrong way.
- Anonymous

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

This is a good post and i really love these holidays and now i am waiting for the new year. This day every one celebrate it and wishes for the new year.