mapping and scaling kindle

Soon after my engineering students sat down in front of the computers in the computer classroom that we are “squatting in” (so sayeth the Assistant Dean) in Education Hall, one of them brought up the Kindle, and pointed to this image:

size of kindle being show to scale next to a number 2 pencil

He was just enthralled with how well the pencil shows the Kindle’s size and shape. I agreed that it was an excellent example of scaling and mapping. I think Tufte would agree, too.

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