A&G sat down with Ken Ledeen and Harry Lewis, the authors (along with IEEE Fellow Hal Abelson) of Blown To Bits: Your Life, Liberty, and Happiness after the Digital Explosion (www.bitsbook.com).
The authors paint a profound picture of the risks and rewards of our techno-enhanced future. In particular, we wanted to get their insights on the implications of ever-accelerating technological power on the legacy processes of the enterprise.
Rahul Jaitly is vice president of Global Technology Strategy, Standards, and PMO at Universal Music Group. A&G asked him a few questions about visualizing IT finance information at UMG.
In our Visualize column, we strive to bring you interesting interpretations of everyday information. These illustrations are as much about concepts as they are about the underlying data. In this issue, we present a visual view of the “webbed world” in the guise of a Tokyo Metro map. Sites and companies (stations) are linked together around common trends (train lines). While purely subjective, the concept raises interesting questions about alternative ways to organize information in your universe. Enjoy!–Jonas Lamis