It seems like an eternity ago that Iowa had their messed up caucus..remember? Some group of geniuses devised a new fangled way to count votes and shazaam, the whole thing blew up into a hailstorm of unmanageable data and an embarrassing PR disaster.

I thought about that last night as I  tried to comb through the tangles of information available online related to Covid-19. Clearly there are geniuses at work.. and while I appreciate that very much,  I need simplified, pertinent facts.

I like a good visual that presents data in digestible chunks-like this:

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Some graphs (like the next example) require a magnifying glass, a glass of wine and a PHD. They’re pretty alright, nice color choices and all, they might even look good framed above the sofa, but I just can’t translate this kind of art into information that enlightens.  Plus this whole complex, layered look gives me flashbacks to micro and macro economics..AHHH!

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Other offerings, like the following blob map, are so simplistic they are pretty much useless. They are cool I guess- if you’re into monochromaticism and love dots (which I do, esp white dots on black dresses), but all in all really a waste of red at this point…I mean what can you say about the picture below other than..”It’s bad, WE GET IT.”

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But then be fair..

even the blob map can help you reach some who may be fibbing – just a wee bit.

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So yeah..

I just need a tri-focal friendly site for people like me..

not a genius,

not an idiot,

(possibly a touch of ADD..)

curious about the basics..

no politics,

no dramatic anecdotes,

just day-to-day data

in bite-sized morsels

so I don’t get a stomach ache.





3 Comments Add yours

  1. LA says:

    When you find it, tell me

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Cindy says:

      We should just start a site.. No diploma Corona updates..or Corona for dummies..or data for dodos..

      Liked by 1 person

      1. LA says:

        I like it!

        Liked by 1 person

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