I've just had a lesson in the powerful visualisation. Gapminder’s Trendalyzer software unveils the beauty of statistics by converting boring numbers into enjoyable interactive animations. This is a great software and I am just waiting to play around with it. Apperently it can interact with my favorite tool of choice, Excel.
You can watch a 20min webcast of Hans Rosling talk at the TED, or a 1 hour presentation of Ola Rosling talk at the Google TechTalks.
Now combine this with Crystal Xcelsius and you have a very powerful combination. Clearly Microsoft needs to find a strategy as Flash is stealing the show everywhere.