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  1. Jan 2023
    1. The requirement, in ordinal representations of number, that the ‘special’ symbol at the ordinal position of the value being represented must be distinct from all other symbols in a sequence clearly invites a meaning to be associated with the special symbol. With such, there was no longer the need for a purely oral explanation of the system, as all of its components were self-contained to the point of being readable many thousands of years later.
  2. Jul 2022
  3. Mar 2021
  4. Oct 2019
    1. Just five finalists

      It's understood there were six. Nevermind - people from The Hasbeen often demonstrate they're numerically challenged. That's in addition to the daily challenges they faced through lack of life experience.

  5. Sep 2016
    1. A commitment to sourcing every fact is laudible, of course. What’s missing is an understanding of citing and publishing models, not just the data derived from those models. This is a new problem — older media couldn’t generate data on their own. Authors will need to figure out journalistic standards around model citation, and readers will need to become literate in how to “read” a model and understand its limitations.

      The idea of new media able not only to quote numbers, but also to produce them is interesting. In the case of some domain specific visualizations, like the ones we did for public medicine info, they are part of a bigger narrative, that introduce some conventions for interpreting the visuals, i.e. they teach some particular graphicacy (the ability to create and understand data visualizations, according to data pop alliance ). May be this new media needs to build that reader/explorer, by presenting her/him with works of literacy, numeracy and graphicacy, and setups and context to learn, discuss and build them.