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.., or Great concept hidden behind the odd domain name


…John heard ‘a loud voice like a trumpet’*.
Trust to more solid revelations. Read DATALYPSE.


 

There is no doubt that every random passerby could have asked himself and exclaimed, “What a queer domain name this girl has chosen!” Faith, that is as well said, as if I had said it myself. Anyway, take a moment and turn on your lively imagination, I know, you are smart enough to guess this riddle.


Datalypse between lines


DATALYPSE is a simple merge of DATA and APOCALYPSE (shock, sensation, scandal, +18!)

John-the-Revelator
Apostle John the Revelator sermoning on the island of Patmos during the bacchanalian. Fyodor Moller, 1856

No-no, my dearest friend, you did not misunderstand and you are definitely not reading the yellow press or religious sect’s sermons, how wicked this would seem though. Patience. The story will be more captivating very soon, right after the next words – the idea of creating a blog about data came to me from the Bible (shock, sensation, scandal, +18!).

To be more precise, from the Book of Revelation (or Apocalypse) brought into this world by John the Revelator. As you may probably know, this person enriched his contemporaries with the Revelation – knowledge about the future on the Earth.

So, this religious story is used here merely in a metaphor context, the word ‘Apocalypse’ is compared with the revelation of Knowledge** – capable to change the intellects and minds of the world, even though often bringing dismals and obscurity.


Datalypse between lines


This blog absolutely has no pretensions to make such an ambitious revelation like John, or his  Greek “colleague” Prometheus, did, but it will endeavour to lift the veil of mystery from this catching world of data and information – in the personal view at least.

In other words, the general mission of this blog concerns not only

  • promotion of the data science terms, fashionable enough and already buzzing;
  • creation of the community joined by so-called ‘revelators’ around the data-specific problematics;
  • but, mainly, adoption of the data-centric philosophy – when as being critical enough, one makes pareto-efficient decisions based on all the accessible data, information and knowledge.

 


* The Book of Revelation 1:10

** If you have some hesitations like a doubting Thomas – according to the definition given by the Wikipedia and Sir Bart D. Erhman:

“An apocalypse, translated literally from Greek, is a disclosure of knowledge, i.e., a lifting of the veil or revelation. In religious contexts it is usually a disclosure of something hidden, “a vision of heavenly secrets that can make sense of earthly realities”.



Datalypse afterword

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