Because it’s Friday: Kittens, beware Tufte

March 19, 2010

(This article was first published on Revolutions, and kindly contributed to R-bloggers)

Edward Tufte has been a tireless promoter of good infographics, and he’s even taken some controversial steps to rid the world of chartjunk. But now he’s gone too far:

Tufte kills kittens 

Then again, this chart from the Wall Street Journal could lead anyone to felinicide:

WSJ bubble chart 

What’s wrong with a simple bar chart, WSJ?

Mark Goetz: My New Wallpaper (via @sarahd23 and @statalgo)

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