Saturday, March 29, 2014

Nate Silver jumps the shark

Nate Silver, celebrated data cruncher, baseball and poll-number statistician, noted for his successful predictions in the 2012 US elections, has jumped the shark with his latest venture.

Details here.

PS: (Wiki)

Jumping the shark is an idiom created by Jon Hein that was used to describe the moment in the evolution of a television show when it begins a decline in quality, which is usually a particular scene, episode, or aspect of a show in which the writers use some type of "gimmick" in an attempt to keep viewers' interest. Its name is taken from a scene from a fifth season episode of the sit-com Happy Days when the character Fonzie jumps over a shark while on water-skis.

The usage of "jump the shark" has subsequently broadened beyond television, indicating the moment when a brand, design, or creative effort's evolution declines.