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Aug 29, 2007

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Virgil

Rosling's presentation was absolutely amazing! It confirms everything we have been saying for decades: free markets pull people out of poverty and bridge the gap.

I'll have to post a copy of it myself!

Michael W. Kruse

Hehehe...Oh yeah, he did say something about economic issues didn't he. I was mostly intrigued with the sword swallowing. :)

Seriously, I love this guy and his presentations. Be sure to check out gapminder if you aren't already aware of it. Really cool stuff at that site.

Virgil

I will check out gapminder.

Also, do you know what the name of the software he developed is? The visualization of the data is stunning. My 6 year old daughter will understand the trends using those graphs.

Michael W. Kruse

I think it is called Trendanalyzer. Google bought Gapminder a few months ago and it is my understanding that Trendanalyzer is supposed to be available to the public eventually, although I can find no release date.

Virgil

Oh..nevermind. That IS gapminder.org. Duh! :)

Virgil

Ahh...I didn't know Google bought them. I hope they make it public. It would be a great addon tool to any presentation.

Michael W. Kruse

Yes, their graphics software has been causing me to violate the tenth commandment:

"You shall not covet your neighbour’s house; you shall not covet your neighbour’s wife, or male or female slave, or ox, or donkey, or anything that belongs to your neighbour, including his graphics software."

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