[Chicago] Chance to try out AppEngine (and make my life easier)

Michael Tobis mtobis at gmail.com
Wed Apr 9 22:26:37 CEST 2008


I was thinking of this thing:

http://radnauseam.com/wp-content/uploads/2007/12/mareytrain.gif

Can't find it on Tufte's site. It's arguably (and Tufte so argues)
much easier to read than the equivalent grid would be.

mt

On Wed, Apr 9, 2008 at 3:07 PM,  <skip at pobox.com> wrote:
>
>     Michael> The Metra schedules are indeed a classic of inhumane interface
>     Michael> design. Tufte himself has something to say about train
>     Michael> schedules in one of his books.
>
>  Yes, wasn't that the Paris Metro schedule?  Oh, wait, it was the London
>  Underground:
>
>     http://www.edwardtufte.com/bboard/q-and-a-fetch-msg?msg_id=00005W
>
>  In contrast, here's the Paris Metro map, circa 1937:
>
>     http://web.archive.org/web/20060422025243/http://www.egadd.org/parismetro1937.jpg
>
>  Skip
>
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