Data Visualizations: This Isn’t 1996

April 9, 2013

During the summer of 1996, I interned at a high-tech company near Boston, MA. I played with data for most of the day, occasionally sneaking in looks at these cool new things called web sites. Rather than presenting my data in basic spreadsheets, I would throw it into a graph or chart. In Microsoft Excel, that was easy enough to do.

Fast forward 17 years and the state of data visualization is orders of magnitude more advanced. Yet, many presentations still contain slides like this one: