The original chart (below) is unnecessarily complicated and hard to comprehend. I generally don't post about bad infographics, but in this case Ed was able to re-do Microsoft's chart into the improved, simpler version you see above.
Honestly, the upgrade process is still too complicated and Microsoft should be ashamed of themselves. This deserves a new Mac vs. PC ad just by itself.
Here's the official "horrendous" (I don't get to use that word often) chart from Microsoft.
From the Texas Department of Agriculture at GoTexanWine.org, the Wine Personality Wheel comes from the Texas in a Bottle guide to Texas Wine (download as a pdf). I love the sense of humor.
Ever listen to somebody describe a wine? They talk about it having "character" and "personality." To hear them tell it, wines are a lot like people. We've talked it over and came to a conclusion - they have it backwards. People are a lot like wines.
Here at the Viticultural Personality Institute, we've compiled a fun list of personality types based on wine preferences.
If your favorite wine listed here does not accurately reflect your particular personality, please choose another favorite wine (or change your personality - otherwise, you'll make our researchers look bad).
Looking around the GoTexanWine.org site, I also found a good, animated timeline (link) of the history of wine in Texas.
Eight federally approved Viticultural Areas currently exist in Texas. Eighty-five percent of wine from a Viticultural Area must be made from grapes grown within the area's boundaries. If the wine is a varietal, 75 percent of that wine must be made from the designated grape variety.
First, Jess from WallStats.com has released the 2010 Death & Taxes poster. This is one of the best infographic examples today. It's extremely informative, and the topic has a very wide reach. The Death & Taxes poster from 2007 was my initial post on Cool Infographics, so I'm very excited to see this update. Now the 2010 version is available to purchase as a poster here. Great job Jess!
Second, I'm really impressed by the viewer code for the poster. It's from Zoomorama.com, and lets me embed the interactive viewer. The built-in zoom is pretty nice, but the Quick Find index on the left side is the best part.
Paul Mathew at SignalTheorist.com attached an LED to the top of his Roobma and took a long exposure photograph to document the path the Roomba takes. iRobot can tell you the Roomba gets into every corner, but it takes a visual like this to really prove it.
"Now here’s something interesting, I set up a photo camera in my room, turned out all the lights and took a long-exposure shot of my roomba doing it’s thing for about 30 minutes. The result is a picture that shows the path of the roomba through it’s cleaning cycle, it looks like a flight map or something. It really hits every spot!"Thanks to Tyler at RoboticVacParts.com for the link!
Found on meettheboss.com, a decent infographic of the acquisitions that Amazon.com has made over the years. Drawn like an org chart, I like that each branch represents another year, so it becomes a timeline.