Archive for April, 2010

Oracle—Have you no shame?

Thursday, April 29th, 2010

Oracle Corporation takes its name from the treasured advice-givers of ancient Greece. Its name is ironic at times, however, when its advice is far from sage. When it comes to data visualization, and dashboard design in particular, Oracle gives some downright awful advice.
I received an email from one of my readers who uses Oracle’s OBIEE [...]

The Unprecedented is Overrated

Monday, April 12th, 2010

I was invited to speak at a recent TEDx event in Berkeley, but I withdrew late in the game when the TED folks asked me to sign a contract that would have given them the right to edit my talk however they wished without my permission. This is something that I never allow, because I’ve [...]