Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 2nd Jul 2006 21:26 UTC
Features, Office People say I rant too much. I complain and complain, but never seem to really like anything. As I promised a few weeks ago, I will talk about things I love about computers. After explaining why I like to complain and rant, this column will solely deal with fluffy bunnies, green meadows, blue skies, and shiny, happy people. I promise.
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I completely agree with what you are saying. Once you take out the "human factor," there is no bias. The problem is, how do you do that? My originating post referred to human interactions, not objective data. A human is needed to collect the data, and interpret it. I don't question that "if I can measure it against an unambiguous agreed upon standard, then the measurement is objective and without bias and if you apply the same unambiguous agreed upon standard." The problem is, can you agree upon a standard? And that was the point of my last post. Agreement presupposes an understanding of each others' stance on an issue. Without prior knowledge of the opposite point of view, there cannot be true agreement to begin with.

Remember, you just asked where the bias in a given scenario was, and I told you. Otherwise, I agree with everything you just wrote, and nothing you wrote disagrees with me.

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