From the days when statistical calculations were done on mechanical calculators to today, technology has transformed the discipline of statistics. More than just giving statisticians the power to crunch numbers, it has fundamentally changed the way we teach, do research, and consult. In this article, I give some examples of this from my 35 years as an academic statistician.
Higgins, James J.
"Statistics and Technology: Reflections on 35 Years of Change,"
Journal of Modern Applied Statistical Methods:
2, Article 23.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.wayne.edu/jmasm/vol3/iss2/23