Learning how to scrape, or extract, their own or research subject's publicall available on-line data while reading about American government and military programs to do the same exposes students to the presence, technology, and history of data.
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Popp, Robert, Armor, and Thomas, et al. "Countering Terrorism Through Information Technology." Communications of the ACM 457, no. 3 (March 2004): 36-43.
Overview of the Information Awareness Office, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency. (Poindexter's 2002 remarks on the DARPA TIA project)
Programming with Punched Cards, Dale Fisk. (Dale Fisk on a programmer's perspective on first encountering punch cards (2005)) (PDF - 1.6MB)
Google. "Google Health – Product Overview." August 19, 2009. YouTube. Accessed May 9, 2010. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yNe6-p4G7Ik