What makes the difference between a rich man and a poor man, what makes the difference between a leader or politician and the regular working class man?
It's all in the way you see around you, there is a lot of information passing by but for some (or most) the click comes too late.
Am sure many have frequent deja vu feelings about something, making the connections between two pieces of information too late, say Google surprise and said to yourself
"I knew it, if I only would have done this way or the other way ..."Well, we have a history or at least a theory in helping ourselves to understand and classify the information better in such way that our decisions will be more and more accurate. We build tools.
All said, I actually just wanted to point you to a nice site, niceone.org. Someone who is experimenting in the interface design area building interesting views. There is an interesting one showing the earthquakes energy. On top of usefulness of the tools, he is doing it, well ... nice.
And since we are around statistics and information, you can also take a look on the new "wallstats" approach:
Latest released seems to be a really heavy poster about taxes but I believe you may like this more.