1273: "Tall Infographics"

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Re: 1273: "Tall Infographics"

Postby Picklesworth » Fri Oct 04, 2013 10:34 pm UTC

I feel like this comic should be at least three times taller. In its current diminutive form, it just doesn't waste enough of my time hold my attention for long enough to be considered a valid infographic.

And trust me, I've talked to the infographic police a few times. Eleven in twelve trained goldfish agree that I know what I'm talking about.

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Re: 1273: "Tall Infographics"

Postby Brian-M » Fri Oct 04, 2013 10:59 pm UTC

You, sir, name? wrote:For reference, a thousand words is this much text

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Many computers have a 32-bit word length, which makes a thousand words equal to 4000 bytes. So a picture worth a thousand words might look something like this picture of me:

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This picture is 4024 bytes, or 1003 (32-bit) words.
grey7.png (3.93 KiB) Viewed 4414 times

So that's a picture literally worth a thousand words.

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Re: 1273: "Tall Infographics"

Postby cjmcjmcjmcjm » Sat Oct 05, 2013 7:41 am UTC

PinkShinyRose wrote:
Copper Bezel wrote:....

I like Prezi. It has this amazing quality of not being PowerPoint. Not that slideshows are a good thing to begin with, but they're definitely better with motion sickness.

To be fair: you can cause a motion sickness presentation in PowerPoint too, it's just considered bad design, whereas with Prezi the same thing is considered fine (as, unlike PowerPoint or Impress it cannot be used to create anything that would be considered fine on other platforms).

Prezi makes it easier to hide your utter lack of content.
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Re: 1273: "Tall Infographics"

Postby PinkShinyRose » Sat Oct 05, 2013 12:55 pm UTC

cjmcjmcjmcjm wrote:
PinkShinyRose wrote:
Copper Bezel wrote:....

I like Prezi. It has this amazing quality of not being PowerPoint. Not that slideshows are a good thing to begin with, but they're definitely better with motion sickness.

To be fair: you can cause a motion sickness presentation in PowerPoint too, it's just considered bad design, whereas with Prezi the same thing is considered fine (as, unlike PowerPoint or Impress it cannot be used to create anything that would be considered fine on other platforms).

Prezi makes it easier to hide your utter lack of content.

Having little content is generally a good thing on slideshows (and zoomshows), you have the speaker to tell the remaining part (and hopefully not tell the unimportant things)

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Re: 1273: "Tall Infographics"

Postby DogFog » Sat Oct 05, 2013 1:13 pm UTC

This is especially funny as Science published an infographic by Randall Munroe the same day as this comic came out (I would link to it but when I try I'm told my message is flagged as spam and denied -- I guess because my account is new).

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Re: 1273: "Tall Infographics"

Postby Klear » Sat Oct 05, 2013 1:52 pm UTC

Brian-M wrote:
You, sir, name? wrote:For reference, a thousand words is this much text

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Many computers have a 32-bit word length, which makes a thousand words equal to 4000 bytes. So a picture worth a thousand words might look something like this picture of me:

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So that's a picture literally worth a thousand words.


Is either of those worth though?

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Re: 1273: "Tall Infographics"

Postby Kit. » Sat Oct 05, 2013 1:58 pm UTC

DogFog wrote:This is especially funny as Science published an infographic by Randall Munroe the same day as this comic came out (I would link to it but when I try I'm told my message is flagged as spam and denied -- I guess because my account is new).

This one?

Quite tall to my taste.

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Re: 1273: "Tall Infographics"

Postby Klear » Sat Oct 05, 2013 2:15 pm UTC

Kit. wrote:
DogFog wrote:This is especially funny as Science published an infographic by Randall Munroe the same day as this comic came out (I would link to it but when I try I'm told my message is flagged as spam and denied -- I guess because my account is new).

This one?

Quite tall to my taste.


It's actually wider that it's tall. You have to click it to see the normal version, not the one chopped in the middle.

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Re: 1273: "Tall Infographics"

Postby DogFog » Sat Oct 05, 2013 6:29 pm UTC

Kit. wrote:
DogFog wrote:This is especially funny as Science published an infographic by Randall Munroe the same day as this comic came out (I would link to it but when I try I'm told my message is flagged as spam and denied -- I guess because my account is new).

This one?

Quite tall to my taste.


That's the one, thanks.

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Re: 1273: "Tall Infographics"

Postby mcdigman » Sat Oct 05, 2013 6:44 pm UTC

Quicksilver wrote:
Red Hal wrote:Some great examples here: http://www.worstinfographic.com/

My personal favourite (and it's tall) is this one: http://www.worstinfographic.com/botox-and-you/
I love that XKCD is one of the top 100 infographics that isn't shit.


Not just 'in the top 100' - no less than 8 xkcd comics are in the top 100: 802, 1071, 980, 256, 482, 657, 681, and radiation. Radiation in particular is #2 or #3 in every metric they use, except google+1s, where 980 is #1 and 1071 in #3.
Xkcd has more comics in the top 100 than anything else - 2nd best is a 4 way tie between bbc.co.uk, guardian.co.uk, informationisbeautiful.net and nytimes.com, at 4 apiece. (counting bits.blogs.nytimes.com as nytimes.com).

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Re: 1273: "Tall Infographics"

Postby Klear » Sat Oct 05, 2013 8:15 pm UTC

mcdigman wrote:
Quicksilver wrote:
Red Hal wrote:Some great examples here: http://www.worstinfographic.com/

My personal favourite (and it's tall) is this one: http://www.worstinfographic.com/botox-and-you/
I love that XKCD is one of the top 100 infographics that isn't shit.


Not just 'in the top 100' - no less than 8 xkcd comics are in the top 100: 802, 1071, 980, 256, 482, 657, 681, and radiation. Radiation in particular is #2 or #3 in every metric they use, except google+1s, where 980 is #1 and 1071 in #3.
Xkcd has more comics in the top 100 than anything else - 2nd best is a 4 way tie between bbc.co.uk, guardian.co.uk, informationisbeautiful.net and nytimes.com, at 4 apiece. (counting bits.blogs.nytimes.com as nytimes.com).


Indeed. But we already knew that xkcd was popular...

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Re: 1273: "Tall Infographics"

Postby jcliaotsi » Thu Oct 10, 2013 5:13 pm UTC

Not being very familiar with infographics (I have a hard time taking information seriously if it looks like it was made from clipart), this comic prompted me to follow a link in an email at work to an infographic about VOIP phones. I looked over it, laughed at seeing exactly the joke Randall was making, closed the browser and continued working. Since then (4 hours ago) I have received no less than SIX phone calls from various VOIP providers asking me about my company's plan to upgrade our existing phone system to a new VOIP system! Blast you, Randall, your comic has sabotaged my day! :lol:

Update: Phone call number SEVEN came in while I was typing this! :roll:

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Re: 1273: "Tall Infographics"

Postby Eternal Density » Mon Oct 21, 2013 3:57 am UTC

I just realised that I don't think of 2019 as an actual real future year that will truly happen at some measurable time from now. I mean, 2013 is now, 2014 is next year, and 2015 is The Future (comma Back To) but 2019 is some abstract thing for predicting trends and stuff.
Ahhh, I'll be in my thirties then :(
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Re: 1273: "Tall Infographics"

Postby Klear » Mon Oct 21, 2013 10:41 am UTC

Eternal Density wrote:I just realised that I don't think of 2019 as an actual real future year that will truly happen at some measurable time from now. I mean, 2013 is now, 2014 is next year, and 2015 is The Future (comma Back To) but 2019 is some abstract thing for predicting trends and stuff.
Ahhh, I'll be in my thirties then :(


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Re: 1273: "Tall Infographics"

Postby PinkShinyRose » Mon Oct 21, 2013 11:26 am UTC

Klear wrote:
Eternal Density wrote:I just realised that I don't think of 2019 as an actual real future year that will truly happen at some measurable time from now. I mean, 2013 is now, 2014 is next year, and 2015 is The Future (comma Back To) but 2019 is some abstract thing for predicting trends and stuff.
Ahhh, I'll be in my thirties then :(


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Re: 1273: "Tall Infographics"

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