Walking into the auditorium and seeing Aaron prepare his power point presentation immediately gave me a wave of excitement because i knew the potential he has to deliver and connect with the audience having being his former student. He is very specialized with 17th century England and he pulled a surprise on me choosing to speak of revolutions in data. But then again i was not entirely surprised because this was Aaron Hanlon we are talking about. He chose to lecture on the history of data and Britain was his scope and the English department was his context.
What is data? What Aaron described was that Data is a thing given. From datum- that which is given and dare which is to give. In the period of enlightenment, the thirst for knowledge and progress drove major innovations. The society saw a shift in different sectors which uplifted communities. Data was used interchangeably as evidence either as numerical data or observational data.
Data contained information obtained from nationwide reporting and recording sources and brought you the facts you needed quick and easy. Public records individual databases. Data evolved to what we know it today. Looking for what you needed could be an impossible task without Data History to sort the data for you. If you are doing background checks, looking for sex offender information, completing family history studies or searching for the details of a new love interest, Data History has the vital information you need.
You can easily find statistical information like birth certificates, death certificates, marriage licenses, and divorce decrees. Data History also has the facts about civil court cases like custody battles,and contempt. Facts and information about criminal hearings can be found in Data History with arrest reports,and warrants. You may even find a mug shot!
Hanlon spoke about Francis Bacon who was a significant pioneer in this revolution of data. Bacon was an English philosopher, statesman, scientist, and author. He was known as the father of imperialism. Bacon introduced the advancement of learning in (1605). The first record use of world data was scriptural data ( Scriptural givens) they referred to it as a heap of data. William Petty later developed the idea of the use of data. He was the father of social sciences. Economics especially.