Source: Josh Marshall, Artifacts #1: The First Map of Africa, talkingpointsmemo.com, March 7, 2014, http://talkingpointsmemo.com/edblog/artifacts-1-the-first-map-of-africa. I haven’t shown a map in a while, so I thought I would share this one posted on talkingpointsmemo.com by Josh Marshall (photo, right).  Mr. Marshall is editor and publisher of TalkingPointsMemo.com. Mr. Marshall notes that the map below is believed to […]

Source: Richard S. Chang and Josh Reitz, Led Zeppelin’s ‘Black Dog’ Lyrics as a Flowchart, redbull.com, January 31, 2014, http://www.redbull.com/us/en/music/stories/1331631044382/led-zeppelins-black-dog-lyrics-as-a-flowchart.

Readers: I could not let Valentine’s Day pass without showing you this vintage Valentine’s Day card. Following today’s political correctness standards, this might be considered somewhat shocking. A girl would have to wonder what her suitor’s intentions were. This is just to hot to handle! Have a Happy Valentine’s Day! Best Regards, Michael

Readers: I will be working in New York City this week. I came across these beautiful photos of 1910 New York City. I hope you enjoy them as much as I do. I will be posting New York City-related data visualization stories all of this week. I hope you check back each day to see […]

In a recent TDWI article titled Analysis: MicroStrategy’s Would-Be Analytics King, Stephen Swoyer, who is a technology writer based in Nashville, TN, stated that business intelligence (BI) stalwart MicroStrategy Inc. pulled off arguably the biggest coup at Teradata Corp.’s recent Partners User Group (Partners) conference, announcing a rebranded, reorganized, and — to some extent — […]

Hello Readers: I recently found out I am one of the 2014 winners of the MicroStrategy World Dashboard Contest. I was also one of the winners last year. I get a free pass to MicroStrategy World in Las Vegas which is the last week of this month. Last year, they gave us awards too. Not sure […]

In a recent TDWI article titled Analysis: MicroStrategy’s Would-Be Analytics King, Stephen Swoyer, who is a technology writer based in Nashville, TN, stated that business intelligence (BI) stalwart MicroStrategy Inc. pulled off arguably the biggest coup at Teradata Corp.’s recent Partners User Group (Partners) conference, announcing a rebranded, reorganized, and — to some extent — […]