Wed, 05 Jan 2011 05:00:00 GMT
Did you know that such a curious resource existed? Do you care? Are you willing to risk going up against any of these at your average cocktail party?
Hans Rosling helps visualize economic development over the last 200 years
You can now find the entire video from the BBC by way of Rosling’s Gapminder website. I certainly wish both Rosling and this technology had been available when I was doing my undergraduate degree in statistics. I did have the benefit of excellent teachers, although none quite as gifted as Rosling. As for what the technology makes possible in terms of both extracting and explaining the stories hidden in the data, it is well and truly a brave new world.