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Ellen Gruber Garvey: Big Data Before the Internet
February 18, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm| Free
The way we manage information today — web bookmarks, favorites lists, blogging, Lexis/Nexis, Google searches — has deep roots in the past. This talk connects three pioneering New York groups whose innovative ways of managing information helped change the world.
This talk and discussion invites the audience to reflect on their own use of the Internet and social media, and their ancestor technologies. As we sit in front of computers today, engaged with the Internet, we rarely consider how people had to think differently about information to make our Google searches possible.