Cool – History of Data synopsis
Stephen Woofram is a mathematician who founded Mathematica and developed the company’s software.
“Gallery: A History Of Data
20,000 B.C. to 2,500 B.C.
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20,000 B.C.: The invention of arithmetic provides a way to abstractly compute numbers of objects.
15,000 B.C.: The Lascaux cave paintings record some of the first known narrative constructions.
3,800 B.C.: The Babylonian census begins the practice of systematically counting and recording people.
3,500 B.C.: Written language emerges [pictured: an early cuneiform tablet], providing a systematic way to record and transmit knowledge.
2,500 B.C.: The first known calendar system is established in Mesopotamia, creating a 360-day year.