Tuesday, July 01, 2008

Wired Magazine: The End of Science

The Petabyte Age: Because More Isn't Just More — More Is Different:
...Sixty years ago, digital computers made information readable. Twenty years ago, the Internet made it reachable. Ten years ago, the first search engine crawlers made it a single database. Now Google and like-minded companies are sifting through the most measured age in history, treating this massive corpus as a laboratory of the human condition. They are the children of the Petabyte Age...


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