Megan Taylor

front-end dev, volunteacher, news & data junkie, bibliophile, Flyers fan, sci-fi geek and kitteh servant

NYT Iraq casualties infographic

nyt iraq casualties infographic

I really like this infographic by the New York Times on the Iraq casualties. Too bad even my 19″ monitor at 1280 x 1024 can’t accommodate it. And why is the legend at the bottom? A quick search leads me to believe that this was published as part of a TimesSelect article, though I can’t be sure because the graphics are not archived with the articles. (??!!) If this was web-only, why is it in black and white instead of color? Color could have prevented some of those unfortunate icon choices. (A civilian is a woman holding a baby? The difference between armed forces is the direction of the gun?) This is not a “quick glance, now I get it” kinda thing. But it could have been.

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