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Tracing the Origin of the term “Information Explosion”

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I was reading today a Forbes blog article about A Very Short History of Big Data, and it says that according to the Oxford English Dictionary, “Information Explosion” was first used in 1941, but I think I may have found a book title “Problems of Aging” that uses the term as early as 1939.  Although, Google Books is often inaccurate in its dating, so with only “snippet view” available, I can’t fully confirm this. (Especially since several other references that Google Books showed as being “earlier”, were in fact bogus)

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Written by Jacob Walker

November 22nd, 2014 at 6:16 am

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  1. I reblogged this in the Science Writers group on LinkedIn.

    Charlie Kufs

    22 Nov 14 at 7:30 am

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