Pixels Pound Pies in the ‘Data Illustration’ World

Man-About-Internet Anil Dash has an interesting, quickie piece up, “Pixels Are the New Pies,” about what he’s perceived as a move in publishing to use pixel-based infographics instead of the format they’ve used for the last million years, the pie chart. He’s yet to have collected the data to absolutely say that this new trend is well on its way to becoming a standard, but he does raise some good questions about the shift like “Is the square format more familiar to readers now because of the preponderance of the pixel in pop culture?” and better still “Finally, a productive use of all that time spent playing Tetris?”