Friday, April 11, 2008

Death spiral (spiral)

I'm slipping into actual blogging, which I want to avoid, but I have to show this graphic from National Geographic because it is so apropos... and good.

It apparently goes through surges of internet popularity, and deservedly so: The subject is gripping, the design is great and the editorial choices are smart. What makes it for me is the "Total Odds of Dying 1 in 1 (100%)" which is simultaneously a joke, a sad truth, and scale-setter for the "death spiral" graphic.

Click on the image to make it readable or just check out the real thing at Ways to Go.

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