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8. Re: Evening Tech Bits Jun 23, 2012, 12:05 eRe4s3r
 
But "how many data" sounds even more wrong than anything before.. ;p

Language should adapt, not be something we have to adapt to.
 
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7. Re: Evening Tech Bits Jun 23, 2012, 09:22 Spektr
 
Tusker wrote on Jun 23, 2012, 04:26:
Tanto Edge wrote on Jun 23, 2012, 01:34:
It's ESL day at Bluenews, eh?
If you want to go all Grammar Polizei, this is slightly more accurate than the original Domo headline, because it acknowledges that 'data' is plural. Admittedly, through common usage it's generally accepted as a collective noun now anyway, but I'm guessing Blue was trying to be accurate...

Methinks "How much" can't be used in front of a plural noun "How many", as someone pointed out.
 
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6. Re: Evening Tech Bits Jun 23, 2012, 07:23 eRe4s3r
 
Yeah.. the article uses the word kinda weird anyway.. I'd probably call it user generated traffic /or content\ or something.  
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5. Re: Evening Tech Bits Jun 23, 2012, 05:32 Tusker
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Jun 23, 2012, 05:00:
But I guess "How much data is being created per minute" would be the correct form then?
Yep. If it was a technical/scientific publication it would most likely be "How many data are being created per minute?" - they always tend to treat it as the plural of datum.
 
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4. Re: Evening Tech Bits Jun 23, 2012, 05:00 eRe4s3r
 
And I thought it was a Star Trek reference, way to destroy my hopes ;p

But I guess "How much data is being created per minute" would be the correct form then?
 
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3. Re: Evening Tech Bits Jun 23, 2012, 04:26 Tusker
 
Tanto Edge wrote on Jun 23, 2012, 01:34:
It's ESL day at Bluenews, eh?
If you want to go all Grammar Polizei, this is slightly more accurate than the original Domo headline, because it acknowledges that 'data' is plural. Admittedly, through common usage it's generally accepted as a collective noun now anyway, but I'm guessing Blue was trying to be accurate...

Stoopid language. Confused
 
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2. Re: Evening Tech Bits Jun 23, 2012, 04:24 Spektr
 
ROFL  
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1. Re: Evening Tech Bits Jun 23, 2012, 01:34 Tanto Edge
 
It's ESL day at Bluenews, eh?  
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=705LEH3j2g0&t=0m24s
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