Gapminder: world statistics over time

Gapminder: world statistics over time


Gapminder is an interactive utility for examining world statistics. It’s extremely cool if you’re curious about things like the relationship between income and life expectancy or carbon emissions and internet use. There is a scrubber for adjusting the date, so you can see how the data points have changed over time.

I wonder if internet use per capita will someday be negatively correlated with carbon emissions (ie. people working from home).

Gapminder – [via] Link

0 thoughts on “Gapminder: world statistics over time

  1. therealdonquixote says:

    Sweet tutorial!! I was wondering if you had any experience with the MOXI set top DVR. Its also manufactured by Motorola. It has 2 USB ports in the front 2 firewire (IEEE 1394) ports in the back and even more USB ports, plus an ethernet port.

    As far as I can tell no one has been able to get any system to recognize the MOXI box as new hardware or anything for that matter.

    I triple boot windows, ubuntu and backtrack 2.0 on a pretty powerful laptop. I can install a patched Mac OS X partition if I need to or even use my desktop PC, but I am dying here trying to capture recorded video from the MOXI box.

    I don’t have much to offer in return, except a link on my shite blog: TheMostBoringBlogInTheWorld…
    That’s about all though. Regardless I’ll blog this tut asap.
    Thanks for the sweet hack!!

  2. cheese1113 says:

    Wow this is great! My cable box is “kinda dead” and I needed a way to get all of the recorded video onto my computer. When I try and run MPEG Streamclip it says I need to buy the MPEG-2 plugin from apple. Did you run into this problem?

  3. bjepson says:

    cheese1113, thanks for mentioning that plugin.

    I bought the plugin a while back from Apple and forgot I had it on my system. It set me back $20:

  4. cheese1113 says:

    Cool thanks for the info. I will go and buy it. Seems like a small price to pay for this awesome set up. I really enjoy hackzine, keep up the great work!!



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