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David McCandless

David McCandless

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An Atlas of Cyberspaces- Historical Maps USENET in 1981. The topology of the BITNET in 1981 (partial map) The NSFNET infrastructure and topology in 1991. MeTA: ModErn Text Analysis : Setup Guide Outline Mac OS X Build Guide Mac OS X 10.6 or higher is required. You may have success with 10.5, but this is not tested. You will need to have homebrew installed, as well as the Command Line Tools for Xcode (homebrew requires these as well, and it will prompt for them during install, or you can install them with xcode-select --install on recent versions of OS X). Once you have homebrew installed, run the following commands to get the dependencies for MeTA:

10 best book and library infographics of 2015 In the list below, you’ll find the most spectacular and engaging infographics about books, libraries, and reading, that were created in 2015. Infographics are still one of the greatest and most appealing ways of sharing facts, numbers, mechanisms, and ideas. When it comes to books, libraries, and everything related to writing and reading, it was a good year. And very well documented in numerous charts, infographics, and other visuals. One big trend to observe in 2015 was about highlighting characters, objects, props, or quotes from the works of literature.

Boxing Clever: What Law Firms Can Learn From Effective Business Intelligence (Edge Int'l) By Tony Bash, Edge International, UK Managing for success May 2012 10 PRACTICE MANAGEMENT: BUSINESS INTELLIGENCE Ihave been working with law firms for longer than I care to remember, and, over those years, one of the more common terms bandied about has been business intelligence (BI). Sadly, however, time and again, that intelligence has provided very little real insight. This is because effective BI isn’t what often masquerades as it in law firms – a pack of Excel spreadsheets about the firm’s performance that goes out in a hardcopy monthly management report. And no, it isn’t any better if the reports are emailed as PDFs or put on the intranet! BI isn’t anything to do with data that looks at the past, since, as we hear so often, the past is no guide to the future.

Visual Storytelling: New Language for the Information Age by Maria Popova We now live in a world where information is potentially unlimited. Information is cheap, but meaning is expensive. Where is the meaning? If the Moon Were Only 1 Pixel - A tediously accurate map of the solar system Mercury Venus Earth You Are Here Moon Mars Linked Data - Design Issues Up to Design Issues The Semantic Web isn't just about putting data on the web. It is about making links, so that a person or machine can explore the web of data. With linked data, when you have some of it, you can find other, related, data. So you want to be a Data Visualization Librarian? So you know that you want to be a librarian, but have you thought about specializing in a certain field? Maybe you have an interest in emerging technologies or you want to work with researchers and students across the disciplines? Data visualization is a hot topic in librarianship, and specializations in data analytics and visualization is an exciting area of growth in the profession.

Rhetological Fallacies A brain-blending categorisation and visualisation of errors and manipulations of rhetoric and logical thinking. How many do you use? The word ‘rhetological’ is made up. Just so I can munge two types of entity: rhetorical techniques and logical fallacies. Both are used heavily by institutional powers – governments, religions, political parties, across the entire spectrum to sway opinion, confuse and obfuscate. And, unfortunately, we internalise them, like bad habits, into our own decision-making and mental processes.

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