THE INTERNET REDUX

[ Scene: doctor’s office ]

“There you go, you got your measles shot! Who’s my brave little boy!”

[ Internet commenter bursts in through door ]

“BRAVE? MY UNCLE FOUGHT IN VIETNAM AND WAS SHOT FOUR TIMES DEFENDING HIS SQUAD’S POSITION AND PROBABLY SAVED THEIR LIVES.”

“Wait, how did you get in…”

“INDISCRIMINATELY USING THE WORD BRAVE LIKE THAT ON A CHILD DIMINISHES THE LEGACY OF MY UNCLE’S COURAGE.”

“How does the…”

“YOU ARE WORSE THAN HITLER. ALSO YOUR CHILD PROBABLY HAS AUTISM NOW AND I REFUSED VACCINATIONS FOR MY CHILDREN AND NOW PEOPLE ARE ATTACKING ME SO WHO IS REALLY THE BRAVE ONE HERE?”

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What makes a good data visualization?

A good data visualization is, in its essence, one that requires little or no explanation in order to understand.  I’ve made this Venn diagram as part of my (proposed) TED talk to help you understand.

Good-viz-ice-cream

(Fig. 1)

Please let me know if you have any questions, or if you are in any way associated with the TED scheduling department.