Thursday, August 28, 2008

Wordle

Well, that's cool. I was reading the convention coverage on Daily Kos, and something caught my eye--artfully arranged agglomerations of words used in the various speeches, with the most-used words printed in the largest type. I followed a link and ended up at Wordle.



I'm sorry, am I the last one to know? I plugged in a short-short of mine, "Switch," from the Pieces For The Left Hand collection, and got the result above. I like it--it reminds me of Edward Tufte's wonderful books on the subject of visual information. If anyone comes up with a really good one, post it somewhere for us.

5 comments:

zoe said...

Thanks John, another reason to piss my time away on the internet;)

5 Red Pandas said...

Hmmm, short story as tag cloud. I like it.

jrlennon said...

I challenge you to reconstruct the story out of the cloud... ;-)

Dana said...

That's an awesome tool! I just did a Wordle for my blog and, somehow, the largest word on the screen is "moustache." I think maybe my blog isn't about what I think it's about.

jrlennon said...

:LOL:

I just realized I've been horribly lax...no posts for like four days. Another tomorrow, I swear...