a: Model in the hands of an inept analyst ~
b: toddler with a machine gun
What: "Different models reflect different thinking on the part of the designer/analyst. What's really important is the analyst - not the model. A smart analyst with a simple model can work wonders. A powerful model in the hands of an inept analyst is like a toddler with a machine gun."...This page has a nice list of the limits of computer modeling, in this case it's about forest management, but the listed rules are applicable to any kind of computer modeling.
Writer: Not Stated
Date: Jan 26 2011 2:01 AM
# 778 Critique Analogy