Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Longevity advice

from Dr. Marle Charlotte De Goliere Devenport, 109 years old as of November 27, 1933.

"Never get angry; learn self control; develop agility; be quick and lithe, not musclebound; avoid excesses in all things; don't put anything on your face that you wouldn't put in your stomach; don't let your mind die."

Google News, Courtesy of Metafilter

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Proofiness (or data != information)

Blog post by Seth Godin

As the number of apparently significant digits in the data available to us goes up (traffic was up .1% yesterday!) we continually seek causation, even if we're looking in the wrong places. As the amount of data we get continues to increase, we need people who can help us turn that data into information.

Proofiness is a tricky thing. Data is not information, and confusing numbers with truth can help you make some bad decisions.

Friday, December 3, 2010

~1,300 pitches in a 4D visualization

New York Times visualization

First 1:40 of the video introduces some background and concepts.
Next minute is a killer 4D visualization - X, Y, Z, and time.

That's a lot of data crunched down to support some great storytelling.