Archive for December, 2007

Geekonomics — Don’t let the cute title fool you; this is serious stuff

Wednesday, December 12th, 2007

Every once in a while I encounter someone’s work whose sanity of argument, integrity of passion, and elegance of expression convinces me in an instant that I have found a comrade. Recently reading the new book Geekonomics by David Rice was such an encounter.

Rice is a prophet, and like most true prophets, what he is [...]

VizThink 2008 — Not every picture is worth a thousand words

Tuesday, December 11th, 2007

Yesterday, I decided to pull out of the VizThink 2008 conference, for reasons that I will explain. Because I have been advertising my involvement in the conference on this site and previously suggested that you consider attending it in this blog, I want to explain why I’ve changed my mind about participating.
When I was first [...]