One of the joys of being involved in advanced business technology is the connection via the media with interesting and innovative minds. One of those I have recently enjoyed is David McCandless. Although I don’t endorse Davids choice of visualizations, I am inspired by his attempt to educate the mass market as to the ‘truthfulness‘ of the data being reported in media. A data value alone has limited value – it just is. Put together in context with other related data, and presented visually, and that single value suddenly takes on much more significance, or in many cases lack of significance. In his own way, David is bringing media alive, and making the data it presents more honest.