Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Big Data Cartoon - In the Big Small world

Working with Big Data, you are also working across the globe. As Sujee Maniyam puts it in his presentation on Launching your career in Big Data: "If you think of a nine-to-five job - forget it!" You are working with multiple teams at all hours. The reward, in the words of Shakespeare

Why, then the world's mine oyster.

Many people quote this, but in the play it's better. Falstaff fires Pistol, his servant, and refuses to lend him money. Pistol decides to fend for himself. Fastaff is being witty, at his own expense: Pistol will betray him.

I will not lend thee a penny.
Why, then the world's mine oyster.
Which I with sword will open.
Not a penny. I have been content, sir, you should
lay my countenance to pawn...

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