Author Archives: GilPress

About GilPress

I launched the Big Data conversation; writing, research, marketing services; &

A Brief Visual History of American Innovations

    In a series of papers studying the history of American innovation, Packalen and Bhattacharya indexed every one-word, two-word, and three-word phrase that appeared in more than 4 million patent texts in the last 175 years. To focus their … Continue reading

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Big Data at the USDA 1915-2015

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Google Maps Mapping the World 2005-2015

Liz Gannes in re/code: Ten years ago today, Google Maps launched to the world. When it was born, it was a paper atlas in living form, with no pages to turn. Instead of online mapping leader MapQuest’s printable list of … Continue reading

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Launching Disruptive ‘Legs’ Technology

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The idea of a computer you could put in your pocket was just science fiction

1982 advertisement for the TRS-80 Pocket Computer with Isaac Asimov.

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Remembrances of Things Past

When Shannon was a river and Turing was a car When Banyan was a tree and buses travelled far dBase was where you ran to after you hit the ball Often we were ANSI RISC aversive not at all Windows … Continue reading

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It’s Difficult to Make Predictions, Especially About the Future (Infographic)

by antoniodivico.

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