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Re: [fab] Re: splash page + tracking image example



On Thu, 2006-10-05 at 11:28 -0400, Chris Ricker wrote:
> On Thu, 5 Oct 2006, Max Spevack wrote:
> 
> > > Yes, counting IP addresses will give you a metric.  I just don't think that
> > > metric is good for much because you still don't know how many machines
> > > really have Fedora installed.  Is it better than nothing?  I don't know.
> > 
> > It gets you a pile of data, which can be analyzed and from which value can be
> > extracted.
> > 
> > It's certainly better than having *no data*.
> 
> Is wrong data really any better than no data? We already have wrong data 
> ("somewhere between 10 thousand and 10 million, we think") if that's all 
> you're wanting. And we know the proposed counting method (ip-based web 
> hit) will be wrong data as well....
> 

yes.

there is no such thing as right data here.

there is only marginally more or less crappy.

-sv



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