Milestones in the Evolution of “What is Data Science?”

I’m in the process of researching the origin and evolution of data science as a discipline and a profession. See here, for the milestones that I have picked up so far, tracking the evolution of the term “data science,” attempts to define it, and some related developments. I would greatly appreciate any pointers to additional key milestones (events, publications, etc.).

“Innovation”as “Technology” has Become the Human Experience

Those philosophers of technologies and scholars, who are aspiring to be working on the theme of “innovation” and “design”, would have heard that Steve Jobs is no more. On the sad demise of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs we as philosophers of technologies should pay our homage and tribute to the all time and unique great innovator. Continue reading “Innovation”as “Technology” has Become the Human Experience

Steve Jobs and the NeXT Big Thing

On October 12, 1988, Steve Jobs unveiled the NeXT Computer at Symphony Hall in San Francisco. A day or two later, I was among a standing-room only crowd at Symphony Hall in Boston, admiring the all-black, beautifully-designed workstation with a brand-new optical drive (no hard disk drive in the computer of the future according to Jobs) that played a duet with a human violinist. Continue reading Steve Jobs and the NeXT Big Thing