Tuesday, February 22, 2005

The Coolest Thing You'll See Today

This is an entirely remarkable display of data that would please Edward Tufte. It's an analysis of baby name usage over the last century, and it's presented visually as geologic strata. Click on a name and see it in an individual graph. Type in a few letters and see all names beginning with those letters in their own separate graph. It's an extraordinary piece of work, far more for the visual representation than for the data.

Here's the link:

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