Steadfast FinancesChartporn: Historical Graphic of Communications Technology & Household Usage

Historical Graphic of Communications Technology & Household Usage

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This is quite possibly my one of my favorite chartporn graphics ever. At first appearance, it’s a graphic on tech gadget purchases (yes, FM radios were once considered high tech), but if you read into it a bit, it’s also a look at the enormous quantity of money that’s been paid by consumers over a span of 78 years (1920 – 1998) to satisfy our basic need of keeping in touch and consuming content.

Naturally, as an investor, if you spotted the trends early, invested as they were going mainstream, and got out when industry growth began to expire (market penetration 80 to 90%), you probably did fairly well for yourself.

Source: Wall Street Journal via Karl Hartig: Data Visualization (click to zoom: opens to pdf)

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Posted by CJ   @   16 February 2011 0 comments
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