Edward Tufte (author of The Visual Display of Quantitative Information) would love this stuff, I’m sure. His stuff is fantastic— worth a few dozen posts in itself. Looking forward to reading his essay, The Cognitive Style of Powerpoint: Pitching Out Corrupts Within. Tufte’s sense of humor reminds me a little of James Howard Kunstler (Geography of Nowhere, Eyesore of the Month)... I would love to see a discusion between these two.
And speaking of statistical graphics and whatnot, this is possibly the most delicious chart I’ve ever seen:
Napoleon’s March by Charles Joseph Minard