Updated Hard Times

I can’t remember how I stumbled across this, but it was about a week or so ago.

Anyway, this interesting short historical/ cultural comparison -- it's hard to call it a book, but that's how its laid out online -- takes a look at life, innovation and ideas in the context of the digital age. The graphics are interesting to read and interpret. I grabbed this small thought from page 7:

An intriguing way to present ideas and data. If you used this for a group/book discussion I think it would be interesting.

Note: Matt Mason, author of the new book The Pirate’s Dilemma, is a contributor on this “six authors, six stories, six weeks” project and apparently it was inspired by the Dicken’s classic by the same title.

1 comment:

sowens said...

I think it would work better if
a. the pattern was consistent
b. if not, the continuity change was less subtle.
I could follow it better. But keep in mind I have a hard time figuring out international signage. I spent a little too long trying to figure out what the difference was in the sign for ladies /gentlemen on the bathroom doors since I read them as human (I wear pants more than skirts...)Words in linear form work better.