I sat in the back of the cavernous meeting hall for the second day of Strata + Hadoop World keynotes.  And good thing I did, unknowingly minimizing the risk of being meat for author, radio host, and comedienne, Paula Poundstone.

Her “presentation”, Nonsense Science, was really nothing more than a comedy club routine, though it was far and away #1 in my talk rankings. Pity the poor dupes she chose to “pound”, including an O'Reilly planner, an IBM blogger, and a Cloudera sales rep.  Poundstone lambastes the ascent of the “flat thing”, Siri, bloggers, the ubiquity of Google, and the Cloud  – in no uncertain terms, defending the use of f-bombs along the way. Spend 23 minutes enjoying her routine.

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