There’s a growing backlash against that form of content known as the infographic. Useless eye-candy or handy reference? Om Malik, in a post, asks: Can someone please stop the infographic madness?
They used to call it a charticle, Malik remembers. Information-packed, colorful and a welcome relief from column inches of ink on dead tree material, old school journalists and designers loved these things. But there is such a thing as overkill. Have we hit it? I don’t think so. Here’s an infographic — on the infographic.
Maybe there is a fine line, but I enjoy most of the ones I encounter.
That’s because I only choose ones that are factual : ) Or try to. I once saw an Apple History infographic that neglected to mention that Steve Wozniak invented the Apple 1 and Apple ][
There’s a fine line for sure! gs
Iwoz is my next audible book. Currently listening to Jobs bio. Chapters about Mr Wozniak inventing Apple I and Apple II where Mr Wozniak’s father ripped Steve Jobs about money
Gizmodo’s Jesus Diaz made this call to KILL Infographics like…. 6 months ago.