Military Infographics

Paul Ford:

Part of what makes military diagrams so fascinating is that they look a lot like the images civilians use to do their regular workaday jobs. It’s just software and hardware, after all, and there are only so many ways to draw a network diagram. Yet the scale of these systems is immense; the lines being drawn are between jets and satellites, not between a couple of web servers. You can smell the money burning.

Good thing Edward Tufte is alive and well; otherwise he’d be rolling over in his grave.

See Also:Glenn Greenwald Reveals 7 New NSA Crimes Against Graphic Design”.

Thursday, 15 May 2014