Flickr Operations Engineer Manager on Graphs and Data Obsession

Posted to Quotes  |  Nathan Yau

We’re quite addicted to data pr0n here at Flickr. We’ve got graphs for pretty much everything, and add graphs all of the time.

— John Allspaw, Operations Engineering Manager at Flickr

[via O’Reilly Radar | Thanks, Jodi]

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