Data Hunters are the new Whale Hunters

Herman Melville published Moby Dick in 1851 during the American Renaissance. Melville writes with real autobiographical details from his own tenure on a whaling vessel. He could not have written a novel so ambitious without having first hand experience.

It is hard to intellectualize this now but before kerosene, and the widespread use of dinosaur fossils to run our modern combustion engine, people actually used whale oil for energy to light lamps, make soap, and so on. ReadMore…

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