Analytics and Storytelling

Statistics never work as well as we might hope. Since we’re humans, statistics don’t change minds. It’s the story we tell ourselves (and others) that do. Statistics are merely a consistent and reliable way to tell yourself a story that’s actually useful and resilient.

Waking up to this on statistics from Seth kinda sorta feels like a sign to add the Analytics feature to Subtext.

You know, like how certain story structures result in higher box office performance.

James R. Hull @jhull