Graphics Guru

As a magazine editor and professor in an earlier life, I much appreciated your recent piece.1 While it was way too short (those damn editors!), the world of graphics--so often done so avoidably poorly--needs all the help it can get.

I was amazed to see no mention (did I miss it?) of the guru in this field, Edward R. Tufte, and his unmatched, brilliantly graphed, texts as examples.2

Tom Foote
Policy Consultant
Plantation, FL

1. S. Jaffe, "Graph with gusto," The Scientist, 17[17]:56-7, Sept. 8, 2003.

2. E. Tufte, The Visual Display of Quantitative Information, Graphics Press, May 2001.

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