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Stephen Baker

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Bryn Mawr, Pa, The United States
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Stephen Baker is an American journalist. In 2008, he wrote The Numerati, a book about the Big Data economy. Until 2009 he worked for covered technology for BusinessWeek. In November, he left to go freelance and finish his second book, Final Jeopardy. His first novel, The Boost, is published by Tor Books (May 2014)

His blog for The Boost is:
http://ralflosthisboost.tumblr.com/

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Stephen Baker When an author tries to create perfection, writer's block rears up. This is because every sentence could be better, which is always true. Looking for…moreWhen an author tries to create perfection, writer's block rears up. This is because every sentence could be better, which is always true. Looking for that "best" sentence can be paralyzing. My goal is to write 1,000 words a day. They don't have to be great, much less perfect. I just have to reach that number. That usually takes care of writer's block. (less)
Stephen Baker What I love about writing is that characters and conversations that didn't exist in the morning are alive and doing their thing by dinnertime. Then…moreWhat I love about writing is that characters and conversations that didn't exist in the morning are alive and doing their thing by dinnertime. Then they're alive in my mind through days and weeks. Another thing I like is that I can be "at work" simply by opening the computer, or even thinking. (less)
Average rating: 3.52 · 1,707 ratings · 304 reviews · 3 distinct works · Similar authors
The Numerati

3.41 avg rating — 1,206 ratings — published 2008 — 23 editions
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There are lots of reasons to think we're tragically awful drivers, each of us a menace on the roadways. I write about this whenever I'm extolling the advantages of the coming driverless cars. Some 30,000 of us are killed on U.S. roads and highways every year, and about 1.25 million globally.





The reason is that we behave like human beings. We argue, fall asleep, overrate our reflexes, answer the...

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Stephen Baker, Final Jeopardy: Man vs. Machine and the Quest to Know Everything

“I’m tempted to say something I’ll probably regret,” he said. “We can tell you after each question the probability that we’re going to win the game.” He laughed. “Is there room for that analysis?”
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