Well, it kind of does, but definitely not the worst.
A few words about the index:
Number-crunchers at IBM Research surveyed 8,192 motorists in 20 cities, and â€” no surprise â€” most of them think traffic has only grown worse during the past three years. More than half said gridlock has wreaked havoc on their physical or mental health. One-third said it is undercutting their productivity at work or school…
…IBM used the results to compile a â€œCommuter Pain Index,â€ which ranks the emotional and economic toll of commuting. The index is a measure of 10 criteria, from the amount of time spent sitting in traffic to the frequency with which people simply gave up and went home.
A few words from Ashley Wells, our Creative Director:
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From Charles’ post:
The graphics ran this week in the Times of Huntsville, Ala., as a walk-up to the opening of a big Star Wars science exhibit at the NASA center there. Editor Kevin Wendt and design director Paul Wallen engaged me to research, write and design the graphics, with the aid of Times staff writers Lee Roop and Kenneth Kesnet, who interviewed NASA scientists and other Huntsville-area technological brains. The quotes they brought back formed the meat of our graphic centerpiece each day.
And a few words about the author:
Charles Apple is a freelance visual journalist and instructor. A long time news artist and designer, he is the former graphics director of the Virginian-Pilot and the Des Moines Register. He teaches design and graphics workshops and seminars and spends way too much time online.
Jamis mentions this over at 37signals and I totally agree with him. The keyboard shortcut icons don’t make any sense. I rather have the Microsoft’s way of annotating shortcuts with all the keys spelled out, e.g. Ctrl-C or Ctrl-Alt-Del (my personal favorite combination ). Or even better, Apple could just print the icons on the keys themselves.