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Sometimes Less Communicates More

Chart of the Day replots IBM data

This re-plotting of the IBM data is not only more visually appealing, but eliminates the clutter that made the original so difficult to understand. Perhaps it eliminates too much: the pie chart of the left would be more understandable if the slices added up to 100%. Adding a 76% wedge for the for non-mobile devices would help us understand the big picture. Nevertheless, the pie chart on the right is the meat of the story, does add up to 100%, and communicates the point of the story very clearly. Why did all those recently-sold Android devices end up lost in the sock drawer?

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