NAS Technical Report NAS-94-002
November 28, 1994
Note: a German translation by Jens Meiert is available here.
Much of this paper is Tufte paraphrased; e.g., where Tufte might say `graphical excellence', I write `visualization excellence'. When you see the word `ink' (paper technology!), think `non-back-ground pixels'. Passages in quotation marks are direct quotes. Most of the text is a re-wording of Dr. Tufte's ideas, but all comments on the current state of visualization belong to me; and I am responsible for all errors.
The reader is encouraged to read Tufte's books. The treatment here is brief, incomplete, picture-poor, and low resolution.