I'm at an age where my feed is filled with data points. Every day my friends post about their data points, how precious their data points are, and all the peculiarities of their data points. Even though there are hundreds of thousands of data points that pop up every day, each one is a gift that can be compared to nothing and no one else. At the most superficial level, yes, they are easy to compare, but once you look to the details — a wink, a smirk, a bobble — you see individuals, and that's where we seem to find the most joy.
I'll let you know in a few weeks.
My wife just went on maternity leave, in preparation for our very own data point.
It's our first, so I'm not sure how this works, but something tells me I'll be busier and maybe more tired than usual. I hope to keep FlowingData running, as if nothing changed, but in case you don't hear from me for a few days, you'll know why.