U.S. born cleric killed in Yemen

Words relating to the C.I.A. killing of a U.S. born cleric in Yemen

Words relating to the C.I.A. killing of a U.S. born cleric in Yemen

One of the top stories circulating around the web, today, was about a CIA drone killing of a U.S. born radical Islamist in Yemen.

When I put the story headlines in the Wordle, right away I could see that it was telling me that a cleric was involved in some sort of killing in Yemen.

I was able to formulate this assumptions because the most prominent words in this Wordle were “Yemen,” “Cleric,” and “Killed.”

I was not surprised to see that these were the most prominent words as they all seemed to be in every headline I entered into the page.

However, I was surprised to see that the phrase “U.S. born” and the term “al-Qaeda” did not seem to have as much prominence, as I felt them both to be in many of the headlines that I chose.

Before entering the headlines into the Wordle, I would have expected those two terms to be among the biggest words in the cloud, however, this was not the case.

Yet while many of the headlines had similar words or phrases in them, I felt as though they all did a very good job at shaping their own way of headlining the story, by ordering the words differently, and including different terms such as “CIA,” “drone,” or “Muslim” here and there.

Every headline was slightly different in its own way.

The timeless ‘jobs’ of Apple’s departed chair

Steve Jobs over the years

This past week, a major corporation and the technology world as we know it lost an icon.

Steve Jobs, Co-founder and former CEO of Apple, Inc., who has introduced many of the gadgets that have become a mainstay in society today, passed away at age 56 after succumbing to pancreatic cancer.

In a tribute to the passing of the Apple Chairman, The Economist published an article yesterday entitled, “Steve Jobs: A Genius Departs.”

Within the article, the magazine included a time-line of Jobs’ many accomplishments from his co-founding of Apple in 1976, to his resignation from Apple’s CEO position in August of this year.

This time-line did, in fact, enhance the article’s credibility as it added a valuable visual element to the already detailed text portion it contained.

The article spent a lot of time discussing Jobs’ many different accomplishments, and innovations he brought to the technology world during his career in the business.

It included great detail to go along with each accomplishment in order to educate the reader about just the type of man Jobs’ was, and how valuable he had been to our society’s technological revolution.

With the inclusion of the timeline in the article, it allows the reader to take a break from the long, detailed text, and lets them see all of his accomplishments listed, by date, in one simple chart.

This makes it easier for people to read the article (as it basically bullet points a good portion of it), and it allows the reader a visual representation that helps them to better understand Jobs’ progression through his life and career, and his influence over the current state of the global technology world.

Steve Jobs was an innovator, and through the use of this timeline in The Economist‘s tribute article to him, now everybody can see just how innovative he really was.