This week I decided I wanted to experiment with Slope Charts. The slope chart is the line chart’s fraternal twin. Line charts display three or more points in time while slope charts display exactly two points in time. Defined by Edward Tufte in his 1983 book The Visual Display of Quantitative Information, this type of […]

Neil Freeman posted an interesting question on his blog, Fake is the New Real:  What would the United States look like if each state were equal in population? Freeman, an artist and urban planner, has redrawn the map of the United States to show what it would look like if the same number of people […]

I have always liked New Orleans. I don’t think there is any city like it anywhere else in the World. It hums and sings all night and day. The food is great and the people are a unique brand all their own. I was sadden when Katrina almost wiped out the city. I have been […]