Dave Gray » info. Clive Thompson on the Power of Visual Thinking | Magazine. Illustration: Posttypography When I went online to shop for a laptop this summer, I faced a blizzard of choices.
Was an ultralight worth the price, or would a heavier model do? Did I need a big screen, or would it make the computer a pain to lug around? As I flipped from page to page reading screenfuls of specs, the options baffled me. So I picked up a different thinking tool: a crayon. Dan Roam's The Back of the Napkin.