Here's a recent post on Andrew Gelman's blog. Gelman is a real big deal in stats, probability. This piece on the promise (or lack thereof) of Big Data seems to me to represent a turning of the zeitgeist. A while ago Big Data was going to solve every problem. Now, things are moving more cautiously. There's nothing wrong with data and nothing wrong with lots of it. But, it's no substitute for thought and it brings its own problems with it. Here's hoping the hype has peaked.