For the purposes of this post, let information mean stuff that resolves uncertainty. Different people have different relationships with information in part because they have different relationships with uncertainty.  Data scientists, those who turn data into product (Loukides), have a different relationship with information than, say, the median store manager or the median politician. Some data scientists focus on creating new information. Some invent new sensors. Some deploy existing sensors to new places. Some combine sensors in different ways. They have very good reasons for doing that.  They aren’t the only people who deploy sensors. Camera operators deploy sensors at certain times to capture sounds and images. Some data scientists create new information using nothing but their minds and their[…]