Through high school and sometimes beyond we’re taught history as absolute fact. It’s in the books so it happened. A lot of it is true, but there are often disagreements, as history can look different depending on your point of view. In The Iraq War: A Historiography of Wikipedia Changelogs, James Bridle places 12,000 changes and almost 7,000 pages for the corresponding Wikipedia entry in book form. Sometimes history isn’t so straightforward. [booktwo]
History of the Iraq War through Wikipedia edits
Watching the growth of Walmart – now with 100% more Sam’s Club
The ever so popular Walmart growth map gets an update, and yes, it still looks like a wildfire. Sam’s Club follows soon after, although not nearly as vigorously.
Years You Have Left to Live, Probably
The individual data points of life are much less predictable than the average. Here’s a simulation that shows you how much time is left on the clock.
Famous Movie Quotes as Charts
In celebration of their 100-year anniversary, the American Film Institute …