Friday, November 17, 2006

Data Meister

OK, long story short; I got a Zune, I crammed it with all my music, some video, some pix. Among the video I crammed on there were a whole whack of the TED talks you can download here.

In case you hadn't noticed, I've been on a bit of a 'presentations kick' lately.

Anyhow, I'll post some thoughts on the Zune in the next day or two. In the meantime, this can't wait.

You ABSOLUTELY MUST go watch Hans Rosling's TED lecture from Feb of this year. You can watch online here or download here. I recommend downloading. You are going to want to watch this again. The best data visualization I've seen, hands down. This guy would school Tufte!

Add to that the powerful message the data delivers (you'll have to go see...) and you'll see why data visualization is such a powerful tool.


Anonymous said...

Regarding presentations - I assume you're subscribed to Presentation Zen?

It's the Mutts Nuts :-)

Anonymous said...


Ive seen Hans presentation, I suggest you watch it in conjunction with the guy from NYU(?) presentation on the touch screen technology, in fact he suggests that Hans presentation would work well as 3D graphical representation of data....

PS: No one can school Tufte :)