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Data Viz Failure

A common problem with commercial printing can lead to some odd results. I used to move in those circles back in the day, when I was a print production manager for advertising agencies. When I went “on-press,” meaning I went to the printing plant to watch the sheets come off the press to make sure…

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One Simple Overused Headline Trick Annoyed The World. What Happened Next Is Simply Dull

Besides the HR office inspirational-poster style of many Facebook posts, the number two irritant is the Upworthy-style schtick of the teaser headline. Everyone loves a good cliffhanger. The future of whole seasons’ worth of TV series revolve around getting you to wonder about whether it was the Borg that killed JR. But this one is…

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