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Posted by: Dr. D, Friday, March 18, 2011, 4:56pm
http://www.the-scientist.com/2011/3/1/32/1/
Posted by: Lola, Friday, March 18, 2011, 5:37pm; Reply: 1
Stefan Kubicek should come to the conference!!! :)
Posted by: RedLilac, Saturday, March 19, 2011, 2:44pm; Reply: 2
There is criticism of the graphics in the comments.   What is your opinion of the accuracy of them?
Posted by: Dr. D, Saturday, March 19, 2011, 6:45pm; Reply: 3
Well, if they were going to be truly accurate, they'd be accurate and totally useless because of the huge range in scales between each of the entities depicted.
Posted by: RedLilac, Sunday, March 20, 2011, 1:54pm; Reply: 4
That makes sense.  You have to simplify enough for clarity.

In grad school I was a research assistant for a cloud modeler.  If we didn’t simplify, I’d still be crunching numbers on punch cards for that NCAR Cray Super computer that is now in the Smithsonian.  

At work I have a huge poster on the wall of my office of the simplified FAA NAS systems.  NAS = National air space.  People read the word simplified and their jaw drops.  I’d hate to see what the complicated diagram might look like.
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