The Fourth Paradigm: Data-Intensive Scientific Discovery looks like a rich anthology about how the combination of massive amounts of data and powerful computers is changing our ideas about the nature of science. It’s available as a paperback, but also for < free as a set of PDFs. Or, for $0.99 you can get it on your Kindle. ([kvetch] Of course, on the Kindle you won’t be able to underline or annotate it (except in theory, or create citations with page numbers.)

Anyway, I’m looking forward to it, even though the folder I’m building for the chapter on science I’m planning in Too Big to Know is (appropriately, I suppose) getting over-stuffed.