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The Origins of 'Big Data': An Etymological Detective Story

Steve Lohr for NYTimes:

His most recent paper concludes: “The term Big Data, which spans computer science and statistics/econometrics, probably originated in the lunch-table conversations at Silicon Graphics in the mid-1990s, in which John Mashey figured prominently.”

Not sure how you’ll use this, but now you know who came up with the term Big Data.

Original title and link: The Origins of ‘Big Data’: An Etymological Detective Story (NoSQL database©myNoSQL)

via: http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/02/01/the-origins-of-big-data-an-etymological-detective-story/?smid=tw-share