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Finding the Point

Nathan Yau here. This is the 219th issue of The Process, the newsletter where we look closer at how the charts get made. I come to you the week before Christmas, with the new year soon after and attention spans at their annual low, thinking about the purpose behind what we do. What is the point of visualizing data?

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