Tuesday, March 2, 2010

links for 2010-03-02: Chile quake changes time; Data everywhere

  • Chile quake may have tipped Earth's axis - And doing so may result in each day being 1.26 microseconds shorter.
  • Data, data everywhere - '“We are at a different period because of so much information,” says James Cortada of IBM, who has written a couple of dozen books on the history of information in society. Joe Hellerstein, a computer scientist at the University of California in Berkeley, calls it “the industrial revolution of data”.'

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