A Map of the 1973 Internet

This is the whole map of the 1973 internet.

Reference: A Map of the 1973 Internet


The Surprising History of the Infographic

This is a nice article about infographic history.

Reference: The Surprising History of the Infographic

Infographics From the 1930s

Add to my collection of infographics history, although it has some overlap with my previous postings.

Reference: Check Out These Infographics From the 1930s

What Infographics Looked Like Before Computers

Interesting history about infographics to check out.

Reference: What Infographics Looked Like Before Computers

The Forgotten Maps Of Minard

Here is another article talking about the history of Business Intelligence.

Reference: The Forgotten Maps Of Minard

Business Intelligence 101: A Brief History

The best way to understand how today’s business intelligence solutions do this is to see how they have evolved. At the start, in the late 1980s, most businesses did run-the-business order entry, manufacturing resource planning (MRP) and accounting via in-house solutions that ran 9-to-5 or in “batch mode” at the end of the day and on weekends. To these were added, in the early 1990s, enterprise resource planning (ERP) applications that combined MRP, accounting, planning/budgeting and related (e.g., salesforce automation, or SFA) apps, and a data warehouse (or equivalent data marts) that ensured stable, companywide data that formed the basis of companywide reporting …

Reference: Business Intelligence 101: A Brief History

Hundreds of Years of Data Growing on Trees

While data visualization can seem like a modern design focus, it really has its roots in the High Middle Ages when a sudden rise in information and population resulted in the need to convey ideas in an accessible way. One of the innovations was the tree diagram. Now for the first time this often overlooked icon of information has its own in-depth historical book.

Reference: Hundreds of Years of Data Growing on Trees