Pages tagged “bbc”

24 Jun 2012

Over-egging the infographic pudding

This over-the-top infographic set off my geek alarm bells today. A one-dimensional time-dependent variable presented as six two-dimensional charts. For good measure, a trivial complementary variable has been calculated and included, along with the numerical value of both variables to an excessive degree of precision. The BBC website is brilliant at things like this. A couple of favourites from the past: BBC mistake computer game logo for UN Security Council symbol “if the government was a mouse this week, the psychedelic view inside its head might resemble that of a little hippy, addicted to LSD.

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