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Geoff Nunberg’s Word of the Year: Big Data

 

“Big Data” hasn’t made any of the words-of-the-year lists I’ve seen so far. That’s probably because it didn’t get the wide public exposure given to items like “frankenstorm,” “fiscal cliff” and YOLO. But it had a huge surge in venues like Wired and The Economist, and it was the buzz of Silicon Valley and Davos. Read more