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Edward Tufte Joins Obama Administration

Edward Tufte, Appointee for Member, Recovery Independent Advisory Panel Edward Tufte is Professor Emeritus of Political Science, Statistics, and Computer Science at Yale University. He wrote, designed, and self-published The Visual Display of Quantitative Information, Envisioning Information, Visual Explanations, and Beautiful Evidence, which have received 40 awards for content and design. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the Guggenheim Foundation, the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences, the Society for Technical Communication, and the American Statistical Association. He received his PhD in political Science from Yale University and BS and MS in statistics from Stanford University. via Ask E.T.: Edward Tufte Presidential Appointment....

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Murdoch’s paywalls are ‘antithetical to everything’

Speaking at an event hosted by digital agency Albion, Rusbridger, editor-in-chief of The Guardian, outlined his vision of the role that journalists and newspapers will play in an internet-led future, and took another sideswipe at Murdoch's "dubious" business model. He said it was important for publishers to change their mindset from an "us versus them" approach, to place the focus on involvement instead of authority. The editor-in-chief was also vociferous about the "open" model of the internet and the philosophy of "do what you do best and link to the rest". "If you are open, that means you want to be part of the way the web works rather than simply on the web," he said. "I think that leads you to think about the whole democratisation of the web, the whole way it works as a series of links and how all...

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