Data visualization is a dull term for a sharp tool. Better to call it idea mapping --- the process of turning concepts and problems into graphical displays. Maps take the usual one-dimensional course of a conversation and lift it into a higher space, and thereby tap simple but profound sources of power:

Deep magic --- like creativity, and progress --- comes from the combination of these elements.

Tuesday, October 19, 1999 at 05:43:41 (EDT) = 1999-10-19


(correlates: FocusAndFanout, SuspensionOfDisbelief, SolublesInsolubles, ...)