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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:
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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 th…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 · 2,195 ratings · 358 reviews · 4 distinct worksSimilar authors
The Numerati

3.43 avg rating — 1,427 ratings — published 2008 — 29 editions
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Final Jeopardy: Man vs. Mac...

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The Boost

3.14 avg rating — 174 ratings — published 2014 — 9 editions
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Peter Copeland's journalistic voyage


A young news reporter covers a dreadful fire in Chicago. His editor tells him to hunt down the chief, and find out how many trucks are there, and how the fire started. The chief, she says, will be wearing a white helmet. The reporter runs up to a man with white headgear and starts asking questions--before learning that he’s talking to the chaplain. 


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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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