Moore’s / Kryder’s / Nielsen’s Law at a glance

2015-07-17 / 0 comments

Most folks are familiar with Moore’s Law – it forecasts the improvement of CPU performance over time. Some are familiar with Kryder’s Law – it forecasts improvements in storage density. Only a few are versed in Nielsen’s Law – which is a rough analog to improvements in networking performance. [Storage & the Mobility Gap]  

What is M2M / IoT / IoE?

2015-07-17 / 0 comments

M2M = “[…] modules, sensors, chipsets and SIMs using newtworked resources to connect machines to remote application platforms ” (Tavares 2014, p. 26). Machine-to-machine (M2M) communications is used for automated data transmission and measurement between mechanical or electronic devices. The key components of an M2M system are: Field-deployed wireless devices with embedded sensors or RFID-Wireless…

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Open Data Institute: The Data Spectrum

2015-07-16 / 0 comments

The Data Spectrum helps you understand the language of data Some of us worry about personal health records being “made open”. Some confuse commercial and personal data, or mix up “big data” with “open data”. To unpack data’s challenges and its benefits, we need to be precise about what these things mean. They should be…

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Tech Leaps: telegraph / telephone / television / computer

2015-07-15 / 0 comments

Take a look at some leaps in information technology between 1830 and 2000 visualized by Google Ngrams …  

Google Ngram Viewer

2015-07-15 / 0 comments

Google Ngrams: Google Books Service to analyze arbitrary combinations of words against a subset of the Google Books corpus created for this application. Read a nice (german) description of how to use this service for scientific purposes @ Google Ngram Viewer Example: postal service, telecommunication, internet, email, www  


2015-07-14 / 0 comments

Quandl is a Data Platform. We host data from hundreds of publishers on a single easy-to-use website. We make it easy for data users to get the data they need in the format they want. Founded in 2012, Quandl is a Canadian technology company backed by some of the world’s leading venture capital firms.

D3.js – Data Driven Documents

2015-07-10 / 0 comments

Great Java-Script Library with tons of visualizations. Check it out: D3.js is a JavaScript library for manipulating documents based on data. D3 helps you bring data to life using HTML, SVG, and CSS. D3’s emphasis on web standards gives you the full capabilities of modern browsers without tying yourself to a proprietary framework, combining…

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