Saturday, January 17, 2009

schematic of publishing trends

Oooh, this is cool. A Tube-type map of publishing trends and buzzwords of the last year:

The thing is, all it does is show some connections and sit pretty. Compare it to Minard's classic graphic representation of Napoleon's disaster in Russia:

Minard's graph shows time and numbers as well as distance. Wouldn't it be stunning if somebody could do that for publishing, include time, geography, numbers and connection in one picture? Any graphically minded publishing nerd statisticians out there?

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