Graphics Guru

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 FooteWorks Plantation, FL tom@footeworks.us References 1. S. Ja

Tom Foote
Sep 21, 2003

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
FooteWorks
Plantation, FL
tom@footeworks.us

References
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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