Edward Tufte is deeply suspicious of presentation software. Hans Rosling makes it sing. And they’re both right. In the wrong hands PowerPoint can bore you, mislead you or far, far worse. In the right ones it can inform and illuminate.
Mr Tufte (a TED veteran) makes his case and tells us much more in his new book Beautiful Evidence, the fourth in a series of exquisite titles all of which he has written, designed and self-published. His standards are incredibly high, making his books some of the most thoughtful and beautiful objects you will ever own.
Mr Rosling makes his case through Gapminder. They are both concerned with the effective representation of evidence, I wonder what they make of each other’s work.