Gapminder: 200 years that changed the world

This is a really lucid and wonderful presentation of an overview of the economic and health developments for the world for the last 200 years, in about five minutes. Totally worth your time.

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You can play with the featured program here.

This is extremely cool. Has probably been noticed before now, but I have been well away from information sources for most of the last year.

2 Responses to “Gapminder: 200 years that changed the world”

  1.   michael
    June 28th, 2009 | 9:28 am

    Tres choice, bro.

  2.   C G
    June 30th, 2009 | 10:32 am

    That is an extremely cool programme – it really changes the effect to have it represented visually like that.
    How the $*&^ did they get all of that economic data, year by year, for all of those countries?