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2008-09-01 06:00:13

By Anne Eisenberg People share their videos on YouTube and their photos at Flickr. Now they can share graphs, charts and other illustrations they create to help them analyze data buried in spreadsheets, tables or text. At an experimental Web site, Many Eyes, users can upload the more technical data they want to visualize, then try sophisticated tools to generate interactive displays. These might range from maps of relationships in the New Testament to a display of the comparative...


Word of the Day
callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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