I work as a data analyst and part of my job is to create dashboards for our clients. Dashboards are how we communicate our findings in the data to the relevant stakeholders. Graphic design and style are not strengths of mine. I am more of a coder and math-person. Tufte’s The Visual Display of Quantitative Information was recommended to me as a way to up my dashboard making game. Reading this book has certainly made my dashboards clearer and more informative.
It took me a while to finish Brave New World. To be fair, I did move halfway across the country mid-book. I’m cutting myself some slack.
Anyways, the ending to the book is very interesting. And I have several thoughts as to what it could mean. Honestly, though, I have yet to grasp the deeper meaning of the ending.
In high school, I went through a dystopian future phase. I read Orwell and Rand and loved them, but somehow Huxley’s Brave New World slipped through. It’s been recommended to me several times over the years. Well, I’m finally getting to it. And I’m enjoying it immensely. I’m only five chapters in, but I have to share some of my thoughts.