35 Little Words

It’s Inauguration Day in America. With 35 little words, the president will become president for another four years. Sure, the stuff that came before was messy (and what comes after too). But not everything has to be so complicated. Photo by dbking...

Opening Day 2010

Taking a day away from the office. It’s Opening Day 2010, and I’m off today to worship at the altar of baseball. Me, President Obama, and 44,000 other sports fans at Nationals Park. Have a good Monday, and I’ll see you tomorrow. Photo by sigckgc...

Obama Changes the U.S. Brand

Like many people, I was impressed yesterday by how effectively the Obama transition team had worked behind the scenes to rebrand the U.S. government. By 12:02 p.m., the first tweets were showing up alerting people that whitehouse.gov now belonged to the new president....

Using Data Visualization

  The Washington Post published a very interesting pair of word clouds recently of the McCain and Obama campaign blogs. The visualizations are stark — both campaigns talk about Obama a lot, McCain little (his blog) or not at all (Obama’s blog)....