No kittens were harmed in the making of this funny. Historiann.com does not condone the execution of tiny creatures.
Heh anyway. Via Comrade PhysioProf, via Mark Andrew Goetz. Explanation here. Tufte’s 1983 book, The Visual Display of Quantitative Information, was a revelation to me. I was writing my dissertation in the mid-1990s, and although I wasn’t working with much quantitative data, I learned so much from this book. (Plus, reading it was an excellent writing procrastination strategy for at least a few afternoons. I think it was Monocle Man who put me onto it–must have been all those semiotics courses at Brown that made him so smart.)
I think I need to show you this photo to make up for the bad cat karma the image above might unleash. (U haz bad case of teh Mundays, too?) Now, I’m off to deliver my last PowerPoint-enabled lecture of the year.