All 4 books by Edward Tufte now in
paperback editions, $100 for all 4
Visual Display of Quantitative Information
Envisioning Information
Visual Explanations
Beautiful Evidence
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Edward Tufte e-books
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La représentation de l'information
quantitative 200 pages $12
La Representación Visual de Información
Cuantitativa 200 páginas $12
Visual and Statistical Thinking $2
The Cognitive Style of Powerpoint $2
Seeing Around + Feynman Diagrams $2
Data Analysis for Politics and Policy $2
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Edward Tufte one-day course,
Presenting Data and Information
Arlington, March 31
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Boston, April 21, 22, 23
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Dallas, May 21
Sony XEL-1 OLED digital screen

I've been playing with Sony's OLED screen for several days now. It is amazing. It reveals previously unseen beautiful color detail in videos seen many times before on large video editing screens. The OLED has a reported contrast ratio of 1,000,000 to 1, which means that the blacks look utterly black and that all our other screens now appear to be covered by a gray glare.

David Pogue of The New York Times reports the details here.

-- Edward Tufte

In much of your previous work, you have described the significant advantages of the print medium over the computer-based displays, in terms of the level of detail achievable in print and therefore greater data density. Given your experiences of the new OLED screens, could you therefore be persuaded that we are moving close to an era where computer-based displays are just as detailed? The parallel here appears to be with the improvements seen in digital photography, where many early adopters of the digital format suffered from a loss in quality which has largely disappeared.

-- Will Oswald (email)