Speck is a company that makes cases for smartphones and tablets and things like that. Their stuff is fine. But what's not fine is the company's new ad campaign, in which the noble Venn diagram is sullied. Sullied! Look at that ad! That is incorrect!
What's worse is, as the wonderful Copyranter at Buzzfeed found out, Speck doesn't even care. Here's their response, tweeted at an irate Venn-defender: "We're just trying to have a little fun ;)"
Know what we think is fun? Venn diagrams. At least we used to.
Ummm.... Who moderates your articles because this is NOT news, its not science, it's just someone being a douche. I would HIGHLY recommend you delete this "Article" seriously..
Strange to believe PoPSCi will become more popular by posting what is less popular? How farcical for publishing this article.
Agree with Xionanx. I normally love to browse through popsci and this article just serves to degrade it name.
Ratio of actually relevant comments to meaningless complaints = 0:3
Cmon guys, I, for one, don't mind. This kind of observation makes you think about how math, and scientific thinking in general, is used/misused by people who don't really care. The implications are nearly endless (abuse of statistics in politics, for one.)
lol, its a rant about an ad. If I had 1/10th of a penny for every ad that misused stats, graphs, facts, and/or distorted reality in some way...
Agreed with Syzygy23. It's a lighthearted, funny observation by a member of the PopSci team. If you felt like you wasted your time, hopefully the one paragraph article didn't set you back too much. For a free service that is more on-point than not, no complaints from here.
What are you talking about? This is a great example of a venn diagram (if you ONLY look at the colors)
I think that some of your opinions on the definition of science is incorrect. The Venn diagram itself (while a pretty simple concept) was formalized in an article published in a scientific journal. Just because the article doesn't directly involve chemistry or astrophysics (both of which probably use these diagrams) doesn't mean it isn't a scientifc topic.
"This visualization injustice shall not stand.
By Dan Nosowitz"
Hi Dan, can we delete this article; it should not stand. I have read you articles in the past and you do some really great writing. I look forward to your future potential sir.
This was a tweet worthy article; as in, you should have tweeted it instead of posting it on PopSci. If you wanted to make something scientific about it, expound on how people use tools without regards to their purpose and function ... like the warning label on a curling iron stating for external use only.
So, the logical conclusion is:
People who think hipsters rule the Mission are independent of people who "don't" things and people looking for tacos.
Their bastardized union involves purchasing a smartphone accessory to help them find hipsters that don't rule the mission to find tacos.
I guess not doing something is the same thing as doing something, but in a negative direction?
I think PopSci has a right to get indignant about improper use of a scientific diagram. Before you know it, people who use "literally" when they mean "figuratively" (don't they think about what they say?) are going to be turning "venn diagrams" with lolcat captions into the next internet meme.
Frequently the word embiggen is a coming used word by PoPSi. Their language skills are already corrupted by Homer Simpson, sheesh!
It's an interesting find; thanks for sharing.
If I didn't like it, I wouldn't have read it.
Nor would I ask you to remove it.