OMG, my sides are aching from laughter, just me and my web browser and the GraphJam site which is taglined “Pop cullture for people in cubicles”. People submit Excel generated charts and graphs that illustrate sayings, song topics, or just relationships of things from history or modern life (Found this in the latest issue of WiRed).
So the pithy old saying about “thinking my old man was some dumb until I turned 29 and realized how much he learned by then” becomes GraphJammed:
Maps come up a lot from places pop songs reference:
to how Network executives see the US
to an old favorite (because I and 11th grade friends made a Super8 mm movie of it in 11h grade English) I Am The Walrus as a venn diagram
And while I reflect on younger years, from being a lifeguard:
A bit more snarky:
At this rate I might embed every one on the site! Its somewhat silly but also creative. Would it be a creaive exercise to have people illustrate in graph from a common saying or a historical note or?
The post "Finally A Meaningful Use For Excel: GraphJam" was originally pulled from under moldy cheese at the back of the fridge at CogDogBlog (http://cogdogblog.com/2008/07/graphjam/) on July 24, 2008.