Thursday, January 24, 2013

Good graph, bad graph

Bloomberg has an elegant and thorough interactive graphic looking at the world's top 100 billionaires. You can slice and dice them by nationality, gender, whether the fortunes were self-made or born to silver spoons. You can dig onto detail and rummage through their public personas.

The DomPost has a dismal attempt at information meshing with this stunningly complicated graphic, with a shallow information pool to splash around in. It's as if someone took a perfectly serviceable article, glued it to some cardboard and cut it into 20 jigsaw pieces. Not worth the effort.