Friday, September 26, 2008

Village of 100 people

With the recent hurricane in South Texas, my sister has been with out electricity now going on two weeks and it looks like it could go for another. Life is a challenge for her at home with the need for basic essentials like ice, laundry, batteries, etc. Things are not normal there, but they make the most of their situation.

So what about the rest of the world. Some basic necessities we take for granted are not even accessible for so many in other parts of the world. So what does the rest of the world look like?

Well, if the world were a village of 100 people the data would be very striking. Toby Ng neatly captures and summarizes the world that we live in. Using information graphics to re-tell the story and information in the simplest and most accessible way.

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Prayers going out to the hurricane victims and others in need.

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