By the end of the decade data mines will be common place like the great gold rush of the 1850′s people will flock to this industry. A combination of luck and hard work will allow some to earn a living and a few to make a fortune. Continue Reading →
Apple came along and created ’apps’
And very good they are
Everybody loves apps and everybody wants apps
Thus every platform and device needs to have apps
And of course a suitable app store from where consumers can fill there device
But for Apple it was easy
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I’m sure I’m pretty late to the party on this one, but what a great tool for researching social trends – Google Ngram viewer.
Search occurrences of words in books published over the past 200 years. Although obviously it is only the books scanned by Googles Books Project (a pretty amazing thing in it self).
Even better you can compare occurrences of different words. To me this seems like a great way to search and understand social trends over an extend time frame (i.e. before the internet)
Here is my comparison of art vs design, (design in blue) interestingly since the late 70s design has begun to be mentioned more frequently – what does this mean?