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Eric

Lousy chart, I agree, but the survey is dubious as well. That "Best and Brightest" got 8% should be a clear indicator that many students didn't take the survey seriously. There should have been a "Don't care" category.

Michael Pierce

Seems like they are trying to provide the same type of visualization as this chart, while trying to take as little space as possible.

http://www.businessweek.com/magazine/content/07_24/b4038405.htm

With all of the awkward shapes, colors and data labels, it's very difficult to understand what's going on, other than 44% are "in the dark" (don't know).

The bigger question...should a generation that hasn't even completed their college entrance exams have a "label" yet? What have they accomplished thus far? :-)

Hadley

I like the name that Naomi Robbins give these type of chart in her book: waffle charts.

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Jed

Tetris is a mind game and thus I think it inspired this by interlalizing the structure.

Tetris is popular because it has been proven to reduce stress and enhance brain power. The most notable was a UK study showed Tetris helped people that were victims of trauma reduce flashbacks.

As a documentary-article clearly points out, today's video games spend millions and must use violence and marketing to achieve even a percentage of what Tetris has accomplished.

It's amazing how many people playing now. Must see, http://tinyurl.com/r97xna

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