visualization of a lunch break [+photo]

The wonders of the internet.  On my lunch break, i walked past the local used bookstore.  It had 3 of Edward Tufte‘s books in the window.  I made a beeline inside and asked to put them on hold until the end of the day.

Then i tweeted:

The answer, less than a minute later, was:


3 hardcover books by Edward Tufte, crammed into my work bag.
Edward Tufte’s books in my work bag.

About 8 or 9 years ago i came across a hardcover of “The Visual Display of Quantitative Information” in a New York City used bookstore.  I hadn’t heard of Edward Tufte then, but the book looked interesting.  I decided to pass, not wanting to haul it back to Seattle during a trip where i was only traveling carry-on.

I’d been kicking myself since.