Life is complicated.
It really is.
We don’t understand.
Make it simple!

Can we reduce?
Yes we can.
How can we?
Three word slogan.
All that’s needed.
A common bond.
And they permeate…

Education, education, education.
Take back control.
Strong and stable.
Brexit means Brexit.
Get Brexit done.
Build back better.
Hands, face, space.
In it together?

Britain’s Got Talent.
(OK, too tenuous.)

Where’s the rest?
Where’s the context?
There is more.
We are more!

So, don’t simplify?
I like simplicity, actually.
And I think it’s necessary.
I find myself doing it a lot.
But it involves conversation about the whole, about complexity.
I think it’s harder than some would lead us to believe.
I certainly find it so.

Take a stand!
Reject the reduction.
We’re not stupid.
We do understand.

Three word slogan:
Be no more.

This Medium publication is a collection of thoughts, insights and examples from people using different types of data (open or otherwise), their analysis and visualisations to understand / describe / predict / solve social challenges.

This could be at a hyper-local level or nationally. And we talk about what hasn’t worked well as much as we talk about successes.

We are an open group of collaborators.

Contributions are welcome.

Tom French

Freelancer. A mix of data stuff, research, evaluation and words. Always social purpose, learning and having conversations. Founder of Sheffield Data for Good.

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