Fwd: some fun with ngram (when was the term "chief information officer" first used?

Geoffrey Steven Nathan geoffnathan at WAYNE.EDU
Sun Dec 8 21:08:16 UTC 2013

As some of you know, I have a whole alternative identity as an IT policy geek. This just came through one of the major educational IT listservs (the one for CIO's run by EDUCAUSE). Thought it might be interesting for the list to see it--nothing quite like this has come up previously.


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----- Forwarded Message -----

> From: "Luke Fernandez" <luke.fernandez at GMAIL.COM>
> Sent: Sunday, December 8, 2013 2:45:25 PM
> Subject: some fun with ngram (when was the term "chief information
> officer" first used?

> Using ngram we see the term "chief information officer" first used in
> 1931:

> https://books.google.com/ngrams/graph?content=chief+information+officer&year_start=1800&year_end=2008&corpus=15&smoothing=3&share=&direct_url=t1%3B%2Cchief%20information%20officer%3B%2Cc0

> "Big data" has citations back as far as 1928:

> https://books.google.com/ngrams/graph?content=big+data&year_start=1800&year_end=2008&corpus=15&smoothing=3&share=&direct_url=t1%3B%2Cbig%20data%3B%2Cc0

> and the differences between "long data" and "big data:"

> http://www.nytimes.com/2013/12/08/technology/in-a-scoreboard-of-words-a-cultural-guide.html

> Cheers,

> Luke
> itintheuniversity.blogspot.com

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