So I nearly tried to punch the Financial Times.
Back off, bird. I will cut you.
While conducting secondary research for a new project, I found a useful article on the site. Before I could read the piece, the site served up a one-question survey: had I tried to cut down on my coffee consumption in the past year?
OK, I realize that FT probably wanted to a) recruit visitors for an awareness survey or b) simply build a profile on their visitors. But first goddam thing in the morning, they want to ask me whether I’m thinking of giving up coffee?
[SHAKES FIST EPICALLY]
Maybe this is the flip side to “taboo data,” the idea that some data are too sensitive to use. Maybe some are too sensitive–or obnoxious–to ask.