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A few numbers about the European Elections in Italy

(just to give a bit more context for my friends who don’t speak Italian, here is the English version of a post I just published on the italian version of this blog, to help them understand what happened a bit better)

Word clouds, the images that help to see what a speech is about

About 25 years ago I read Isaac Asimov’s Foundation. For whatever reason, one of the things that impressed me the most was the passage in which Asimov portrays the power of (automatic?) mathematical analysis to discover the real meaning of some text (1):

The Bunga Bunga dictator? A (stupidly) Windows-only show, sorry

Tonight I wanted to watch on my computer, in streaming thanks to this wonderful worldwide Web that makes us all brothers and that all the Italian Political Parties who care about the future hail as an enabler of democracy and participation, an italian live show called the Bunga Bunga Dictator. Bunga Bunga is.. er, I’ll leave the definition to the Urban Dictionary. The dictator is Italy’s Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi, who is… er, you’ve probably heard of him already and if you haven’t, ask the Guardian.