The Economist has a review of three books on data visualization.
The Infographic History of the World. By James Ball and Valentina D’Efilippo. Collins; 224 pages; £20. Buy fromAmazon.co.uk
Here is a video that shows you how the books look.
The author of this article hit upon exactly a point that came to my mind as well. Should these books have even been in print.
But should these books have been published on paper at all? Today’s most impressive works, like “Wind Map”, were created to be online. Future infographics will be digital, data will stream in real-time and viewers’ interactions will determine what is presented. When this happens, what constitutes a good infographic will change. The revolution has just begun.
It's been a dream of companies like Adobe and others to allow the creation of online books. But it is a challenge of the distribution channel not just creation
The one company that could take the above books online and allow them to make money would be Amazon.com. Wouldn't it be cool if there was an AWS service that allowed you to create book-like content, make it interactive. posting video, etc. Or Google could do this or maybe even Apple.