It has been a good 5 years since I started this blog. It's amazing how time flies, and how so much has changed (on the web and in the world) in half a decade. The internet has taken all of us to places we have never been before.
What will 2010 bring? An iTablet (iSlate?)from Apple? A trip to the Apollo 11 landing site? Awesome stories? The web browsers are just getting better and better.
Wishing all readers a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
Friday, December 25, 2009
Thursday, December 24, 2009
Dr. [Jim] Gray called the shift a “fourth paradigm.” The first three paradigms were experimental, theoretical and, more recently, computational science. He explained this paradigm as an evolving era in which an “exaflood” of observational data was threatening to overwhelm scientists. The only way to cope with it, he argued, was a new generation of scientific computing tools to manage, visualize and analyze the data flood.
Thomas Kuhn was the first to coin the phrase "paradigm shift". It is fascinating to see how the idea of "paradigm" (with respect to science) has developed in more recent times. Is there even a forth paradigm as suggested by Dr Jim Gray?