IN CONTEXT v 2016
This is the third edition of IN CONTEXT: Editorial and Opinion and Current Events.
A supplement of the first two issues in 2014 & 2015.
As world events seem to be moving in Fast Forward >> We anticipate the need for more room in this section dedicated to recent events put in their historical context.
Willy Whitten, Editor
VerityTwo, Associate Editor
“Crimes are conceived and they’re solved – in the imagination.”~Sherlock Holmes
Intrigue, complex and convoluted charades; these are the constructs of covert operations. What is it that makes some dismiss this reality? Is it naivety, denial? Wishful thinking for a more “innocent world”?
There is a critical distinction between raw”data/datum” and “information”.
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The term data refers to factual integers, especially that used for analysis and based on reasoning or calculation. Data itself has no meaning, but becomes information when it is interpreted. Information is a collection of facts or data that is communicated.
Data are the facts or details from which information is derived. Individual pieces of data rarely have inherent meaning in themselves.
Data — Information — Context
Data is raw, unorganized facts that need to be processed. Data can be something simple and seemingly random and useless until it is organized. When data is processed, organized, structured or presented in a given context so as to make it useful, it is called information.
Whether one likes it or not, what facts mean is to a certain extent, ALWAYS subjective; ultimately a matter of opinion. There is informed opinion, there is uninformed opinion, there is disinformed opinion.
And opinions may vary.