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Jacques Bertin passed away

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Just got this through the Carto-SOC list. Jacques Bertin passed away on May 3rd. His work on information visualisation, mainly through his work "Semiologie Graphique" is a very important foundation on what we do today.
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I remember reading and trying to understand his books while in graduate school many years ago. Bertin helped develop the idea of a deliberate, rational approach to technical graphics. Though I understood the details poorly, I was impressed with his premise that we can analyze information needs to help us design solutions.

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