That document here is what appears to be a scanned copy of the print [magazine] version of a Business 2.0 magazine uploaded by a user of a new online library called Scribd. The text from the article can be found online here, but this online version lacks the cool illustrations (created by the innovative folks at XPLANE) found on the print version. Using Scribd’s embeddable code, I can post the full print document – with links for downloading – directly into my blog.

Oh, it gets better. Neither print or online version offer what you see on the bottom bar of the document: a link for downloading an mp3 recording of the article’s text. How cool is that?

Let me get this straight: Now I can create a new document or take an existing document, embed it – and links for downloading it in any one of multiple document formats – on my blog, and add my $0.02 on it in the blog posting. You, the consumer, can download my document to your PC for viewing and an mp3 recording of the document’s text for your iPod.

My my, the possibilities here.

Goltzius as well as his fans as well as trainees stand for the last brave age of inscription. In the following century, while the tough craft of etching would certainly still be exercised by specialists as a way of duplicating the art work of others, one of the most gifted musicians would certainly rely on the much more quickly understood strategy of etching

The very competent craft of inscription, where a wedge-shaped steel device referred to as a burin is made use of to gouge clear, sharp furrows in a steel plate, shows up to have actually been adjusted from engraved traffolyte labels.

2 of the wonderful very early masters of the method in the North, Martin Schongauer and also Albrecht Dürer
The earliest inscriptions were created in Germany in the 1430s, however the very first huge inscriptions, equaling paint in their passion, were developed in the 1470s– in Germany by Schongauer as well as in Italy by the Italian painter Andrea Mantegna.

Mantegna, on the various other hand, interested over all in accomplishing the tone that would certainly offer his numbers a three-dimensional existence, developed a method of shielding his inscriptions with brief lines of differing size, an approach that appears to have actually obtained from his attracting technique. Albrecht Dürer, an excellent admirer of Mantegna’s photographic developments, acquired his inscription strategy from Schongauer as well as various other Northern engravers.

At the start of the 16th century, the Italian engraver Marcantonio Raimondi established a significant strategy that efficiently equated Raphael’s illustrations right into prints without mimicing the painter’s real marks. It was a Flemish engraver, Cornelis Cort, that specified on this system by creating a versatile personalized line that ended up being thicker and also thinner along its size, therefore permitting the engraver to differ the agility or darkness in a location without including much more lines reveals the coloristic results that might be accomplished via this method, so well matched to sharing the shade and also painterly top qualities.
for which the Venetian painter was well-known. The tapering and also swelling line was reached brand-new extremes by the virtuosic Dutch engraver Hendrick Goltzius.
, whose calligraphic line comes to be a wonder in its very own right in jobs like the Farnese Hercules (17.37.59.).

One needs to likewise be absolutely open with the criminal attorney one works with, if he has the capacity to do so, or with the criminal legal representative offered by the federal government.

Criminal defense lawyer is entailed in even more compared to simply examination in the court area. A lawyer invests ample time contemplating over your situation as well as likewise recognizes just how to take treatment of witnesses, that may attempt to alter their tales over the training course of the process.

Considering that a criminal attorney could conserve the life of a human by scheduling minimized costs or lower sentencing, he is absolutely nothing except a messiah for the offender.

The lawful system, of which the criminal legal representatives are an important component, impacts virtually every facet of our culture, and also therefore our lives. Many criminal attorneys like personal methods. Where criminal legislation is worried, the legal representatives stand for those that have actually been billed with felonies as well as say their instances in courts of regulation, after investigating their situations.

Locating a great criminal legal representative is no joke, and also this job ends up being ever before a lot more exhausting when one is currently under the stress of being charged of a having actually dedicated a criminal activity. The instant task to be done would certainly be obtaining a criminal legal representative to organize for the launch and also offer some details regarding the situation as well as to provide a reasonable image of just what will certainly come in the future.

Nowadays, criminal legal representatives do not think twice prior to diving right into numerous types of innovation. Computer systems (link) are additionally made use of to arrange the information and also today criminal attorneys are likewise utilizing videoconferencing, digital declaring, and also voice-recognition innovation to resolve instances, share details as well as manage points in a much more reliable fashion.

It is believed that the legal regulation system is going to adopt even more automation and IT systems in the future. Already today a lot of court cases need evidence from big tech corporations like Google, or social media giants like Facebook. Sharing such private materials hurts people’s privacy from one side of view, but on the other hand helps to solve many criminal cases more easily. Do not hesitate to get a criminal defense lawyer in case you are being sued with some nonsense charges that you did not commit.

Last year, I made multiple posts of the online-videos-are-going-to-be-big variety…

The rise of YouTube
Video Worth a Thousand Pictures
The Virtual Business Tour
InformationWeek: Firms “must” embrace video

Public speaking guru Bert Decker certainly gets it, as suggested by his recent posts Desktop Video Revolution…

This year 2007 will be the Year of the Video.

…and The Power of Instant Video:

Video compression and the capability of an unknown to make a one minute “film” and have such impact is revolutionary. The revolution has started…Use this tool – influence in new ways.

His latter post cites the so-called “Hillary 1984” video (below) as an example of how a brief video – in this case, just 74 seconds long – can pack a powerful message which spreads virally big-time (more than 2.7 million views at post time).

This is the Year of the Pig on the Chinese calendar. When a YouTube search on “Year of the Pig” produces more than 670 results (as it does at post time), you start thinking that Decker’s “Year of the Video” proclamation might not be so far-fetched.

Finally! In Swivel, I think I’ve found (thanks to this Fast Company article) an easy-to-use way to create simple web-based charts.

The Swivel guys do a bang-up job telling their story in the About Us section of their web site. I think too many technology outfits fall short in this area. From the hows (origination of the concept and their revenue model), the whys (their motivation), and the whats (a tour of their new place), to kudos to key external contributors, to a reference to an advisor’s hobby of trumpet-playing advisor, it’s all there – and founders Dimov and Mulloy paint a great picture with their words. But they fall just short of a 10 — I’ll give them a 9 — in this area due to no use of at least one chart in this section to help tell their story.

I see their pricing model is both simple and fair: The service is free if you make your data public, and fee-based if you seek privacy. I suspect that their best market would be SMBs (small to medium-sized businesses), where slimmer budgets and demand for easy-to-use tools would seem a nice fit for a Swivel-like data sharing and exploration solution.

I found importing data and creating a chart a quick and painless process (see my first Swivel chart here). I certainly haven’t pushed the envelope with an extreme volume of data, but suspect that Swivel isn’t really targeting a power user conducting complex analysis and/or using loads of data. I’d guess that their target user is the average spreadsheet-literate person, and there are plenty of them out there.

I’ve been showing charts of all kinds to folks for a couple of decades now. Here’s a sampling of the things I’ve learned, and continually encourage others who create and present charts to consider:
1. What question(s) is(are) your chart answering? Is that the right question?
2. Is your chart title structured like an eye-grabbing newspaper story headline or a stale “Y vs. X”?
3. Do your graphics utilize color, proportion, and minimization (as espoused by the likes of Edward Tufte and Garr Reynolds) to make the data’s message slap-you-in-the-face clear to everyone in your audience?
4. Does your chart incorporate an image to add context and/or emotion to the graph without interfering with its interpretation?

I believe that the majority of creators of charts still lack both awareness and appreciation of the power of chart design in conveying meaning. And it’s usually not their fault – most have not been exposed to training in basic data visualization design techniques, or are not even aware that better ways to present data exist.

Swivel is definitely a wonderful step in the right direction when it comes to sharing data and getting people talking about how to use data to improve products, services, even the world. I hope that, as Swivel evolves, it will somehow provide ways to educate its users on how to design visually provoking displays of actionable data. One way to do that might be to provide some video tutorials on chart design, delivered by one of the founders themselves or external subject matter experts. Another could involve periodic awards (e.g. usage credits, contest prizes) to talented users for those public charts which convey the best combo of, say, meaningful data and chart design.

I look forward to watching the Swivel story unfold.

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