Kai Krause is a genius.

Eloquent yet immediately comprehensible. A dead-simple concept that illustrates a great truth. Because it is based on extremely solid data (geographic size, which is as close to actual fact as we can get; another good example is population), the result is inarguable. Exemplary.

3 Responses

  1. I agree that the area illustration is incredible (along with the tip that Mercator really blows it for Africa) but I’m not following your reference to population, which only gets a small mention in the graphic. Is there another page I’m missing?

  2. No, I worded that poorly. Hope this fix is clearer.

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