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JDJ 2004 Reader's Choice - interpreting poll results...

Posted by pelegri on February 24, 2005 at 10:37 PM PST

I just noticed that the Java Developer's Journal is holding their annual
Readers' Choice vote. At one level this seems a good idea, but, unfortunately, in this type of poll the results can vary substantially depending on who votes, and that can change a lot through a few well-placed hyperlinks. The consequence is that the results are, in my opinion, not necessarily instructive. Polls and surveys are always tricky, as we know from the recent US election, but I find the results from, say, the Evan's North American Development Survey much more interesting, even though it has a relatively small sample.

In any case, if you want to vote on the JDJ Reader's choice, go to the JDJ site, but, if I read the information at that site correctly, they are about to close the vote, so, if you just found out like me, you may be late.

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